Wednesday, March 24, 2010

3/24/10 - Window Views and doors too!

Restored Hotel
Port Byron NY


Originally this hotel was a brick, square Greek Revival building, with a wide frieze all around, small frieze windows on the size, a double portico with four Doric columns across the front, and a small cupola.

Called the National Hotel. It was one of the public places in Cayuga County where African American men and women, many of them freedom seekers, worked on a daily basis, as an integral part of the life of the whole community.

Port Byron NY was one of Cayuga County’s abolitionist hotspots.

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5 comments:

ewok1993 said...

What a historic hotel. Thanks for showing.

maryt/theteach said...

I like this a lot! A pristine hotel with a lot of history! I like the way you call it an "abolitionist hotspot!" I wonder if John Brown stayed here... :)

VioletSky said...

Very simple and elegant.
The frieze windows on the side are a nice touch.

Manang Kim said...

What a huge contrast to our hotels now the hotels befor. This building feels like a home. Happy weekend!

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ellen b. said...

Very cool. I like it!