The Delavan House at Albany, N.Y.

Wood engraving, undated.
Image size 5 15/16 x 9 1/4" (15.1 x 23.5 cm).
Good condition, some creasing in the right margin. Modern handcolor.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 98667
Price: $55.00
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Delavan House was one of Albany's premier hotels in the second half of the 19th century. Originally founded as a dry-hotel by Edward Delavan in 1845, his strong temperance views quickly led to the hotels decline. Somewhere around 1849-1850, he leased the building to a German immigrant by the name of Theophilus Roessle, who transformed it into a luxurious hotel that would attract wealthy clientele and host state political events for the next 40 years. Delavan House burned to the ground in December of 1894. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - United States , New York State