Kaiers' Mansion

 

This Victorian Second Empire home was built in 1874 by Peter Otterbach, one of the first petitioners of the Mahanoy City charter. After his wife and young child died, Otterbach could no longer bear to live in the home where he had planned to spend many happy years with his family. He sold it to Matilda and Dr. Louis Weber. The Webers eventually sold the home to Margaret Curry Kaier, wife of Charles D.Kaier( founder of the Kaier brewery) on May 11, 1891, and it became known as the Kaier Mansion.The mansion was sold 100 years later, in April 1991, at auction to Joan and James Goodman. Following a 13 month restoration, the Goodmans reopened the Kaier Mansion as a bed and breakfast.(Courtesy of Joan Goodman)

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Acknowledgements

 

Introduction

 

Early Families

 

Downtown

 

Churches and Schools

 

Industries

 

Patches, Neighborhoods and Villages

 

Leisure and Civic Groups

 

Transportation

 

 

Early Families

Kaier Mansion