Geneva in Ashtabula County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The New Inn
The hotel had 21 guest rooms, and the owner's wife, Hazel Swan, began offering chicken dinners to guests and the general public. Hundreds of people, both hotel guests and non-guests, turned out for these 'milk-fed' chicken dinners.
In 1915 The Inn added a post office window to the east side of the structure. Mrs. Swan traveled to Geneva's train depot every morning to meet the mail train by 6 a.m., take the mail back to the resort and "put it up” for residents and vacationers, who could rent a box.
Eusebio and Martha Pera purchased The New Inn in 1921. They expanded the hotel's amenities and transformed the restaurant into The Swiss Chalet, which still stands.
Erected by In Memory of Martha Pera and Donald G. Woodward.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings
Location. 41° 51.622′ N, 80° 57.148′ W. Marker is in Geneva, Ohio, in Ashtabula County. Marker can be reached from Lake Road East (Ohio Route 531) 0.1 miles west of Golf Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5485 Lake Rd E, Geneva OH 44041, 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. Pera's Kiddieland (within shouting distance of this marker); Pier Ballroom (within shouting distance of this marker); Miniature Golf (within shouting distance of this marker); Pergola Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Gas Stations (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Popcorn Ball (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shady Beach (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ransom E. Olds-Birthplace (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Geneva.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.