Lakewood in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Chautauqua Avenue, Looking North to Lake
The original building on the northwest corner of the Chautauqua Avenue and Summit Street intersection was one of the several small hotels that lined Chautauqua Avenue in the 1880s and 1890s. It operated under several names until the hotel business faded in the first decade of the twentieth century. Its first floor rooms were then used for a variety of purposes - Post Office, ice cream shop and Chautauqua Traction Station. In 1934 the structure was demolished and a more modest building housing a Red and White Grocery store occupied the space. After World War II until the late 1990s it served as the Lakewood Post Office and since the turn of the century has hosted commercial enterprises.
Looking North to Lake. The tall building in the left foreground, originally the Holbrook Hotel, c.1889, remains from the resort era. The open balconies with ornamental railing reflect the typical architecture of the period. For most of the twentieth century the ground floor had been occupied by small businesses with apartments on the upper floors. The large tudor-style structure, c. 1905, at the end of the street was the summer home of Paul Sorg, an American Tobacco millionaire. It was (1920-1970) a tearoom and gift shop. The Lakewood Country Club at the end of the street, built in 1905 on the site of the Sterlingworth Hotel, was a private
Erected 2011 by Lakewood History Committee. (Marker Number 6.)
Location. 42° 6.209′ N, 79° 19.578′ W. Marker is in Lakewood, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of Chautauqua Avenue and West Summit Street, on the left when traveling north on Chautauqua Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lakewood NY 14750, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chautauqua Avenue, Looking South (within shouting distance of this marker); New Holbrook Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Packards (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lakewood Village Hall (about 500 feet away); Aull Cottage (about 700 feet away); Paul Sorg Mansion (about 700 feet away); Packard Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Kent House and Second Kent House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakewood.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.