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.
|Collection||Chautauqua Institution Postcard Collection|
Gardens & Yards
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Lexicon sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
|Print size||3 1/2 x 5 1/2"|
|Studio||Curt Teich & Co., Chicago, Ill.|
|Copyright||Chautauqua Book Store|