All Forums | Main Page | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 MISCELLANEOUS
 General misc...
 A Guest House in 1873
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author  Topic Next Topic  

leiferik
Junior member

Norway
34 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2021 :  10:47:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In my work with a book a question came up:

How much did a lodger have to pay for accomodation (a bed and food) for one week in a Guest House / Boarding House in a village in Iowa in 1873?

Thank you for any suggestions.

jkmarler
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
7313 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2021 :  18:19:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ad ad in the Des Moines Daily Iowa State Register dated Sat 18 Jan 1873 for Laurie's European Hotel and Restaurant gives prices per night as from 50cts to $1.00 per.

A little about the industry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boarding_house

Edited by - jkmarler on 10/11/2021 01:22:45
Go to Top of Page

leiferik
Junior member

Norway
34 Posts

Posted - 10/11/2021 :  16:46:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for information. I saw in your link that "In New York in 1869, the cost of living in a boarding house ranged from $2.50 to $40 a week". In Iowa, I guess, it was cheaper, perhaps from $2 and up?
Go to Top of Page
   Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Norway Heritage Community © NorwayHeritage.com Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000
Articles for Newbies:

Hunting Passenger Lists:

An article describing how, and where, to look for passenger information about Norwegian emigrants
    1:   Emigration Records - Sources - Timeline
    2:   Canadian Records (1865-1935)
    3:   Canadian Immigration Records Database
    4:   US arrivals - Customs Passenger Lists
    5:   Port of New York Passenger Records
    6:   Norwegian Emigration Records
    7:   British outbound passenger lists
 

The Transatlantic Crossing:

An article about how the majority of emigrants would travel. It also gives some insight to the amazing development in how ships were constructed and the transportation arranged
    1:   Early Norwegian Emigrants
    2:   Steerage - Between Decks
    3:   By sail - daily life
    4:   Children of the ocean
    5:   Sailing ship provisions
    6:   Health and sickness
    7:   From sail to steam
    8:   By steamship across the ocean
    9:   The giant express steamers
 
Search Articles :
Search the Norway Heritage articles

Featured article