|Title||Opening of Killmeyer's New Hotel|
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.
Bicycles & tricycles
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
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