#12 Riverside Hotel, Duo Coach & UCI

12 Riverside Hotel

Additional Photos and Information: 

Thanks to Union City natives and historians,  Marty and Ron Chard,  who have generously shared their collections of photos, postcards and articles for this project

For more on Gerald Davison and Duo Coach go to:  #22 Gerald Davison’s Hilltop House

Riverside Hotel Article

Riverside Hotel
Riverside hotel from the northwest.


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Another view of the west side of the hotel.


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West side of the Riverside Hotel.


Riverside hotel from the north.


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Riverside Hotel from the north east. This shot would have been taken from about where the old firehall stood. In the large building in the background is Union City Milling, which stood about where Riverview Park does today.


In 1908 the Broadway Bridge was washed away in floodwaters. A temporary swing bridge was constructed. The Riverside hotel is in the background.


The Riverside Hotel was originally south of town along the railroad tracks and known as the Brown’s Hotel. It was relocated to the south side of the St. Joe near the Broadway Bridge and renamed the Riverside Hotel.




Gerald Davision’s early travel trailer that was taken on an infamous excursion to Yellowstone and other destinations in the country.
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Duo coach travel trailers.
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Another Duo coach trailer.


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The Duo Coach Travel Trailer company sitting on the southeast corner of the river near the Broadway Bridge. This building still stands today and was recently home to Union City Industries.


Another shot of one of Gerald Davison’s early travel trailers.