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Chautauqua in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pier Building

1886 - 1916

 
 
Pier Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 18, 2018
1. Pier Building Marker
It appears that a depiction is now missing on the marker.
Inscription.  Replacing the old wharf, the pier building stood three stories high, with ticket, baggage and dock offices in the first floor, shops and an observation veranda on the second floor, and dorms and classrooms on the third floor. This was the main gateway to Chautauqua until the automobile made steamboat travel obsolete. Above the building stood a wooden tower containing Meneely bells. The bells were removed and placed in the current bell tower in 1911.
 
Erected by Chautauqua Institution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 42° 12.677′ N, 79° 27.724′ W. Marker is in Chautauqua, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Lake Drive and North Lake Drive. Marker is on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution at the point of the peninsula. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chautauqua NY 14722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Tower (a few steps from this marker); Palestine Park (about 400 feet away, measured
Pier Building & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 18, 2018
2. Pier Building & Marker
Marker is just past the left end of the building.
in a direct line); Miller Park (about 700 feet away); Lewis Miller Cottage (about 800 feet away); Pioneer Home (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mayville Station (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Settler (approx. 3 miles away); Tourgee Home (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chautauqua.
 
Also see . . .  Chautauqua Institution - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 19, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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