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Object Name Invitation
Date 1891
Title Opening of Killmeyer's New Hotel
Description Advertising card. Chromolithograph on paper. Humorous illustration of four frogs riding high wheel bicycles. Printed inscription: "WE'R [sic] GOING TO THE / OPENING / OF / Killmeyer's New Hotel, / KREISCHERVILLE, S.I., / Wednesday Eve'g, Jan. 21, 1891." Reverse is blank.
(Keyword: New York)
Acquisition Gift of James Sales
Ownership and History In 1859, Nicholas Killmeyer built a hotel and grocery in Kreischerville (now Charleston), Staten Island, and in 1890 he enlarged and refurnished it. It was described in an 1898 book as having "probably the handsomest bar and billiard rooms on the Island." When Nicholas Killmeyer retired in the 1890s, his son Theodore took over management of the hotel, and his son Albert managed the store.

The business is still in operation today (as of 2012) as Killmeyer's Old Bavaria Inn.
Earliest Date 1891
Latest Date 1891
Material Paper
Subjects Bicycles & tricycles
Advertising cards
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Killmeyer, Nicholas
Catalog Number 04.022.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2012.
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.