Bethlehem in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
This house was built in 1837. I. Gardner Ramsdell sold the home to Isaac Cruft, Bethlehem business leader, for $1300. Mr. Cruft had built and operated the Maplewood Hotel from 1865 to 1890. He also built The Cruft Block accoss Main Street from the Sinclair Hotel. The house became a part of the Sinclair Hotel, a 300 guest resort built in 1865. From the late 1940's until 1976, the house, known as the Sinclair Lodge, was used as family living quarters by Myron Herrman, a co-owner of the Sinclair Hotel. The property later served as a summer home for the Herrman family. Currently, it is the year round residence of a member of the Herrman family.
Erected by Bethlehem Redevelopment Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 44° 16.805′ N, 71° 41.364′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 302) and Church Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2058 Main Street, Bethlehem NH 03574, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Sinclair Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Angel of the Mountains (about 600 feet away); Town Building (about 600 feet away); Jodo Karate (about 800 feet away); Pierce Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); Alderbrook (approx. 3.3 miles away); Kilburn Brothers (approx. 4.3 miles away); Salomon Block (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Sinclair Hotel
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1. Hotel Era: The Sinclair Hotel.
During the modern era, the owners of the New Agassiz Hotel, Louis Michnoff and Dora Spiwack, purchased the Sinclair Hotel in 1937. The property now included the Sinclair Hotel, the Agassiz Hotel, and the adjoining Fairlawn Hotel. The business began to cater to the Jewish clientele. The hotel changed hands on more time, in 1946. It was then owned by Myron Herrman and David Spiwack. The hotel attracted guests from Boston, New York City and Montreal, Canada. Guests would stay for days or weeks at a time, (Submitted on April 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Hotel Memories.
On Saturday nights, the entertainer would do shows at two different hotels. Usually they would have dinner at the Sinclair work the 9:00pm show and then race off to the Mt. Washington, work the late show there and sleep over. I became friendly with the waitresses and began to bus tables and wait on “the family”, Myron Herrman’s table. From his table he could keep one eye on the front door and one eye on the kitchen door. Mr. Herman always had a phone near him. Through the main switchboard he could call me at the pool (there were phones attached to light poles and trees) His partner, Dave Spiwack was in the kitchen directing the food service. You rarely saw him anywhere else. (Submitted on April 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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