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Title [Dobler's Court House Hotel]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1910-1911
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on black cardboard mount. Front and side view of a two-story clapboard building with two signs on the front: "DOBLER'S COURT HOUSE HOTEL." and "RUBSAM & HORRMANN'S BEER". The building has striped awnings on all of the second floor windows. An open-top automobile is parked in front of the porch, with a man in the driver's seat and three male passengers. A group of nine men, women, and children are on the building's porch, some seated around a table. A man standing in the center wears what looks like a waiter's or bartender's uniform; he holds a bottle and a tray. A horse-drawn carriage is parked along the side of the building. There are two houses in the background. In front of the building is a utility pole with a streetlight and a sign: "TELEPHONE / PAY STATION".
(Keywords: Center Street, Tysen Court, New York City, Early Twentieth Century, HRT)
Print size 6.5 x 8.625
Ownership and History Dobler's Court House Hotel was located across the street from the Third County Courthouse in Richmond, Staten Island. The location is now part of Historic Richmond Town.

The hotel was constructed in 1855, and had several owners before being acquired by Julius Dobler, a German immigrant, in 1898. Dobler expanded the building, but business declined when county government offices were moved from Richmond to St. George, and the hotel closed ca. 1926.
Earliest Date 1910
Latest Date 1915
Subjects Bars
Taverns (Inns)
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Dobler, Julius
Catalog Number PH01.1195
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2016.
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.