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Title [Eureka Hotel, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1905-1915
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print with fabric backing and a paper tab at left (appears to have been part of an album). Front view of a one-story building on the boardwalk at South Beach, Staten Island, with the beach in the foreground. The building's windows are boarded up, and there are ladders and scaffolding in several places. Signs on the building: "B[ARR]Y'S / EUREKA HOTEL. / MOVING PICTURES;" "RUBSA[M & HORR]MANN'S LAGER BEER.;" and "HERE IT IS! / BARRY'S."
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 4.625 x 6.625
Acquisition Gift of Edwin Skinner
Ownership and History The Eureka Hotel advertised in the New York Times on June 12, 1904: "Eureka Hotel. Chowder Fred's Famous Chowder House. Naphtha launch and boats to let by hour or day. Special inducements to fishing and family parties. Do not leave the beach until you have tried our famous chowder. Rooms to let by day or week."

This is one of a group of photographs donated to the Historical Society in 1952 by Edwin H. Skinner, who for many years was manager of the Staten Island Beach Land Improvement Company in South Beach.
Earliest Date 1905
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Beaches
Hotels
Theaters
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Skinner, Edwin H.
Catalog Number 52.012.0041
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2017.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.