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Title Dobler's Hotel, Richmond, S.I., N.Y.
Object Name Postcard
Date 1909(?) postmark
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W photographic postcard. Front and side view of a two-story wood frame building with a rear addition, and a front porch with columns. Signs above the porch: "RUBSAM & HORRMANN / COURT HOUSE HOTEL / J. DOBLER / EXTRA LAGER BEER". Building is located on a corner with unpaved streets in front and alongside. A utility pole is in the foreground. An American flag is on a flagpole on top of the porch. Inscription lower right: "DOBLERS HOTEL / RICHMOND S.I. N.Y." Inscription printed on reverse: "POST CARD / CORRESPONDENCE / NAME AND ADDRESS". Handwritten message: "Dear Mother: - / Having a / fine time here on / our vacation. With / Love / Annie & Jule." Card is addressed to "Mrs. H. Schroeder / 26 Water Street / Stapleton / S.I." Card has a one cent stamp and a postmark date 190[last number is unclear, possibly 9].
(Keywords: HRT, New York City)
Print size 3.375 x 5.375
Ownership and History Dobler's Court House Hotel was located across the street from the Third County Courthouse in Richmond, Staten Island. The hotel was constructed in 1855, and had several owners before being acquired by Julius Dobler (1861-1943), a German immigrant, in 1898. Dobler expanded the building, and a 1905 advertisement for the hotel boasted "Meals served at all hours." However, business declined when all government offices were moved from Richmond to St. George, and the hotel closed ca. 1926.
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1909
Subjects Hotels
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Dobler, Julius
Catalog Number PH01.0200
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2016.
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