“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lakewood in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

New Holbrook Hotel

New Holbrook Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
1. New Holbrook Hotel Marker
Inscription. This historic building is the last of several small hotels built during Lakewood's resort era in the late 19th century.

Economical for people who could not afford the luxury hotels. Also hired help from larger hotels would lodge here. Rooms on the two upper floors, served by open balconies typical of lakeside architecture, may have also been housing for employees of the large hotels nearby, as well as visitors to the area. When the need for hotel facilities disappeared in the early 20th century, the upstairs rooms were converted into apartments which remain to this day.

The first floor has been occupied by a colorful variety of small businesses over the years. A barber shop, a pool room, a sport shop, Niagara Mohawk offices, a plumber, a dry cleaner, a dog groomer, fabric and yarn shops and George Barone's drug store with the soda fountain are among those that preceded the present occupants.

Picture depicts front of Lakewood Drug store with Italian marble fountain and stools. Set of booths served customers and high school students flavored Cokes, phosphates, sodas & sundays. The store is located in front southwest corner. Looking west down Altaway is Ogilvies Garage and brick building housing. Paul Sorgs horses, elaborate stables burned in 1910, all horses were saved.
New Holbrook Hotel & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
2. New Holbrook Hotel & Marker
2011 by Lakewood Historic Committee. (Marker Number 10.)
Location. 42° 6.237′ N, 79° 19.567′ W. Marker is in Lakewood, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of Chautauqua Avenue and Alta Way, on the right 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 North to Lake (within shouting distance of this marker); Chautauqua Avenue, Looking South (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aull Cottage (about 500 feet away); The Packards (about 500 feet away); Paul Sorg Mansion (about 600 feet away); Lakewood Village Hall (about 600 feet away); Lakewood Honor Roll (about 600 feet away); Packard Mansion (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakewood.
More about this marker. "Niagara Mohawk" was the electric utility. It was purchased by National Grid.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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