The Story of 831 Chestnut St

The building was originally built in 1940 as hotel.  It was named Hotel Plasterer and opened its doors in 1942.  The owner, Isaac Plasterer, was locally well known.  Plasterer was part of the family that owned a company that made farming equipment.  The company was later bought by John Deere. 831 Chestnut was deemed the "finest hotel in Lebanon" when it opened.  After Plaster's death in 1959 the estate was fought over and the property was eventually sold at an auction.  The winning bid was $50,250 by Harry W. Fisher.  Over the years the property has changed hands several times and many different business have rented out the commercial spaces on the first floor.  At one point the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce called this address home.