located, and the site owned
by the village.
The inn site may be made
into a small park and would
have picnic and cooking grills
which would be installed by
Lima service clubs. The village
will pipe in water.
A 70-foot flagpole which was
donated by Empire Wrecking Co.
will be erected in the park. After
repainting the flagpole white and
placing an eight-inch gold ball on
top, floodlights will be installed
to shine on an eight by 12-foot flag.
Old postcard view of the Yellow Wasp Inn near Lima. Courtesy of Douglas Morgan, Lima Town Historian.
Sketch of the Yellow Wasp Inn drawn prior to its demolition in 1906. It is said it was painted a "vivid yellow" in 1816. Estimated measurements, 42' x 22.' Height from foundation to eaves, 17 to 18 feet. Windows measured 30" x 60" and 12 over 12 panes; outside door measured 36" x 7.'