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Broadalbin in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hotel Broadalbin
 
Hotel Broadalbin - Broadalbin, NY Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 27, 2007
1. Hotel Broadalbin - Broadalbin, NY
 
Inscription.
Hotel Landmark
Hotel Broadalbin built
1854, added to 1881 & 1924
Served as gloveshop, hotel,
hospital and present hotel

 
Erected 1975 by Fulton County Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 43° 3.424′ N, 74° 11.964′ W. Marker is in Broadalbin, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on West Main Street (County Route 155), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 59 West Main Street, Broadalbin NY 12025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1849 Plank Road (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1879 Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Robert W. Chambers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Johnson Hall - 1763 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nick Stoner Hut (approx. half a mile away); Chase's Mills (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Dutch Reformed Church (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Broadalbin.
 
Regarding Hotel Broadalbin. At one time the Hotel Broadalbin was one of four hotels in Broadalbin and the only one still standing. Broadalbin historian Gordon Cornell said, “One was burned down, another torn down and a third was turned into a glove shop, then a chemical plant and then torn down as part of the brown field clean-up program.” The Hotel Broadalbin’s brick portion was original and built as a glove shop in 1854. The frame additions were built by Charles Boss and run as Kennyetto Hotel. In the early 1898 Dr. H.C. Finch ran the place as an alcohol recovery hospital for a short time until it was reopened as the Kennyetto Inn in 1904 after the alcohol treatment facility didn't work out. It seems that the only people who really benefited from Dr. Finch's hospital were the local undertakers. “According to Ken Shaw’s book, Broadalbin Then and Now, "It is not known how well the ‘Cure’ worked, but the surgery made the local undertaker a wealthy man.”
 
Hotel Broadalbin and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 27, 2007
2. Hotel Broadalbin and Marker
 

 
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The Hotel Broadalbin Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 5, 2006
3. The Hotel Broadalbin
 
 
Kennyetto Inn, Broadlbin, N.Y. Photo, Click for full size
4. Kennyetto Inn, Broadlbin, N.Y.
Old Photo post card from a private collection.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 2,100 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on July 18, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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