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Title [Max Geldner's New Dorp Hotel]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1895-1900
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on off-white cardboard mount. Corner view of a 2 1/2-story wood frame building with a mansard roof. There is a wrap-around porch on the first floor, and a wrap-around balcony on the second floor. Sign above the entrance: "Max Geldner's / NEW DORP HOTEL." Signs on either side of the door advertise the Bachmann Brewing Company's lager beer. Sign to the right of the stairs: "PUBLIC STATION / LONG / DISTANCE TELEPHONE." Ten men pose for the photo, standing in various places on the steps, porch, and lawn; one of the men holds a young child. At right, a horse-drawn wagon is stopped in the unpaved street in front of the hotel. At left is a 2-story building that appears to be a barn or carriage house. Handwritten inscription on reverse of mount: "Geldner's Hotel / New Dorp Hotel / Richmond Road N.D. / opposite intersection Rose Ave."
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 7.375 x 9.125
Ownership and History Max Geldner (1840-1915) immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1861. His hotel in New Dorp, Staten Island, hosted a variety of social and political gatherings, as reported in the Richmond County Advance newspaper in the early 1900s.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Hotels
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Geldner, Max
Catalog Number PH01.1365
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 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.