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Title [Gebhardt's Pavilion]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1900-1910
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on beige cardboard mount. Front view of a one-story building with a covered patio on the roof. The building is on a boardwalk along the beach. Sign on the front of the building: "GEBHARDT'S / PAVILION." There are smaller attached buildings at left with signs, including "GEBHARDT'S / BATHING HOUSES" and "AMERICAN / PHOTO GALLERY." Several men and women stand on the boardwalk. Location is South Beach, Staten Island.
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century, Seaside Resorts, Waterfront)
Print size 4.625 x 6.705
Acquisition From Percy Sperr
Ownership and History Like nearby Coney Island, the popular resort area at Staten Island's South Beach drew crowds of middle-class vacationers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Popular amenities included hotels, restaurants, amusement rides, beer gardens, bathing pavilions, and theaters.

Gebhardt's Hotel advertised in the New York Times on June 12, 1904. The ad stated that Gebhardt's was the oldest hotel at South Beach, noting that it was a "Fine Summer Resort for Bicyclists," with the "Best Bathing Facilities on the Beach."
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Beaches
Photographic studios
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 51.022.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 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.