Original photo of Belvedere Emporium 1890

Belvedere's historical photograph around 1890. John Jacobs is in the carriage and  Maurice Witham, as a baby, is in the yard to the left of the horses.

John and Laura Jacobs in front of their home. Maurice Witham, as a toddler, is in the yard to the left of the hunting trophies.

Hunting trophies


Maurice Witham grew up and married Laura Belle.


Maurice and Laura Witham and three of their children.


As time passed, the house fell into disrepair.

After setting empty for several years, restoration began.