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

Pier Building

 
 
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.
Pier Building
1886 - 1916
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution at the point of the peninsula. Marker is in this post office area: Chautauqua NY 14722, United States of America.
 
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 in a direct line); Miller Park (about 700 feet away); Lewis Miller Cottage
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.
(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.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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