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Title [Tom Brown's Hotel]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1885-1900
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on beige cardboard mount. Front and side view of a 2 1/2-story building with a front porch and a second-floor balcony; the balcony is covered with an awning. Sign on the porch: "TOM BROWN'S HOTEL." There are a number of other signs posted on the porch's columns; they are not fully legible, but they include the words clams, restaurant, baked, and chops. The building is seen from across an unpaved street; next to the hotel at right is an open field surrounded by a fence. Several men stand on the porch and in front of the building. At right, a man and a woman stand in the street, looking toward the hotel. There is a utility pole at left. Handwritten inscriptions on reverse: "Tom Brown's Hotel" and "South Beach."
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 4.375 x 7.5
Acquisition Gift of Mrs. Louis Wilbur
Ownership and History The Richmond County Advance of September 1, 1900, reported on a clam bake that was held at Tom Brown's Hotel in South Beach, Staten Island, noting "The bakes that have been prepared by Mr. Brown during the past fourteen years have become famous. Over 150 persons enjoyed the feast last Saturday."
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Earliest Date 1885
Latest Date 1904
Subjects Hotels
Restaurants
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Brown, Thomas
Catalog Number 67.019.0004
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 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.