Broadalbin in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hotel Broadalbin built
1854, added to 1881 & 1924
Served as gloveshop, hotel,
hospital and present hotel
Erected 1975 by Fulton County Bicentennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings.
Location. 43° 3.424′ N, 74° 11.964′ W. Marker is in Broadalbin, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on West Main Street (County Route 155), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 59 West Main Street, Broadalbin NY 12025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1849 Plank Road (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Broadalbin World War Two Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Honor/Dedicated/Gratitude (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1879 Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kennyetto Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans HallBroadalbin Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Broadalbin.
Regarding Hotel Broadalbin. At one time the Hotel Broadalbin was one of four hotels in Broadalbin and the only one still standing. Broadalbin historian Gordon Cornell said, “One was burned down, another torn down and a third was turned into a glove shop, then a chemical plant and then torn down as part of the brown field clean-up program.” The Hotel Broadalbin’s brick portion was original and built as a glove shop in 1854. The frame additions were built by Charles Boss and run as Kennyetto Hotel. In the early 1898 Dr. H.C. Finch ran the place as an alcohol recovery hospital for a short time until it was reopened as the Kennyetto Inn in 1904 after the alcohol treatment facility didn't work out. It seems that the only people who really benefited from Dr. Finch's hospital were the local undertakers. “According to Ken Shaw’s book, Broadalbin Then and Now, "It is not known how well the ‘Cure’ worked, but the surgery made the local undertaker a wealthy man.”
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