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Title [Credo's Hotel]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1891
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on off-white cardboard mount (cabinet card format). View of the front of a brick building, as seen from the street. The first floor has large windows on each side of a door with glass panes; the second floor has windows with shutters. A sign with inscription "CREDO'S HOTEL" extends out from the building and is supported by a post at the curb. Two men, four children, and a goat stand on the sidewalk in front of the building; another man stands in the doorway. The street is unpaved. Handwritten inscription in pencil on reverse of mount: "Taken around 1891 / Now Loft Candy Store / Bay St - Stapleton".
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 5.5 x 4
Ownership and History Julius Credo (ca. 1830-1904) was the proprietor of Credo's Hotel on Bay Street in Stapleton, Staten Island. The hotel was mentioned in various newspapers in the 1880s and 1890s as a meeting place for fraternal and political organizations.

Julius Credo immigrated from Germany and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1860. Before becoming a hotel proprietor, he worked as a hatter. He and his wife Caroline were the parents of five children.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1895
Subjects Hotels
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Credo, Julius
Catalog Number PH01.0375
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 2015.
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.