Welcome to Dr. Jazz Soda Fountain and Grill
and the Dr. Jazz Luxury Suite
Our historic building dates back to 1850.
It was first owned by T.A. Wilson, and then for many years by the Freshour Family. It had always been a drug store until the turn of the century when Paul Krumsieg and his family, who had come to Lebanon from Chicago, gutted the building and began the tedious and time-consuming restoration work. One could find the Krumsieg family working inside and outside the building for a year and a half, getting the building in shape for the grand opening.
On June 7, 2002 Paul's dream became a reality -- the Dr. Jazz Soda Fountain and Grille.
Today you will find visitors and home-towners alike sitting at the refurbished original soda fountain, enjoying ice cream which is shipped here from all over the mid-west (and beyond).
After the ice cream parlor was finished and up and running, the Krumsiegs turned their attention to the second floor of this building, which had been Lebanon's telephone exchange from 1906 to 1952. Look for the concave grooves in the floor of the living room, made when the operators rolled their chairs back and forth while working at the switchboard.
This space, now called the Dr. Jazz Luxury Suite, is designed for visitors to Lebanon who would like to spend a night or more high atop historic St. Louis Street.
The Suite boasts two bedrooms, appropriate baths and a combination living room/entertainment area. Play a game of pool, or just sit back and enjoy some time in a very historic town.
Whether you just spend the night, or you arrange for one of our packages, the Dr. Jazz Luxury Suite is a unique experience.