|Title||[F. Diederick's Hotel]|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
Original B&W print on off-white cardboard mount. Front view of a three-story brick building with two doors on the first floor. Sign on the balcony above the first floor: "F. DIEDERICK'S / No. 10 HOTEL No. 10". Sign above the doorway at left: "F. DIEDRICK [sic]". Sign above the window between the doors: "WINE & LUNCH ROOM." A man stands on the stairs in front of the doorway at left. A woman stands on the second-floor balcony; she holds a dog, which is seated on the balcony railing. Handwritten inscription on reverse of mount: "Hotel 192 Bay St".
(Keywords: New York)
|Print size||6.250 x 4.125|
|Ownership and History||
Frederick Diederick's hotel and saloon were listed in the 1886 Staten Island directory at 10 Griffin Street (now Bay Street) in Tompkinsville. The building later became part of the Stork's Nest restaurant (see catalog record 79.022.2596).
His hotel was favorably described in the publication "Illustrated Sketch Book of Staten Island," published in 1886: "...This hotel is centrally located, pleasantly fitted up, and largely patronized. It overlooks the Bay, and the view from its front windows is one of beauty, variety, and wide range. It is a great resort for parties from the city. The cuisine of this house is under capable and efficient management, and it would be hard to find a better dinner than is provided. The best of wines, liquors and cigars, and Staten Island's celebrated lager are always in the bar. Visitors and strangers are always welcome and are courteously received. Mr. Frederick Diederick is sole proprietor..."
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
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