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Title The Athenaeum
Photographer Unknown
Catalog Number 2006.01.12.j
Description The Athenaeum. After 1923.
Hand-colored postcard, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2" showing the Athenaeum (built in 1881) with its mixture of Gothic and Moorish styles. The open antebellum porches are lined with rocking chairs during the season. Listed on the National Historic Register, the Athenaeum is believed to be the first hotel to have electric lights. This image was taken after the tower was taken down (c. 1923.) The lakefront is visible in foreground.
Decade 192/193
Collection Chautauqua Institution Postcard Collection
Search Terms Athenaeum Hotel
Buildings
Chautauqua Lake
Flagpoles
Flags
Flowers
Gardens
Hotels
Lakes
Lawns
Plants
Trees
Walkways
Object Name Postcard
Classification Architecture
Buildings
Exteriors
Gardens & Yards
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Print size 3 1/2 x 5 1/2"
Place Athenaeum
Studio Curt Teich & Co., Chicago, Ill.
Copyright Chautauqua Book Store
Date After 1923