Bird with Chicks, Baron Steuben Hotel, Corning NY 1950s
Established in 1929 in W. Market Street in Corning, New York, the Baron Steuben Hotel was built on the site of the old Dickinson Hotel in 1829.
The Renaissance Revival-style property served as the center of all cultural and social events for the City of Corning. The Baron Steuben served a bustling clientele, taking advantage of its location between the Erie Railroad (now Denison Parkway) and the Tioga Railroad (now Tioga Avenue).
Renamed, Baron Steuben Place, the building now houses many businesses and the Information Center of Corning
Baron Friedrich von Steuben, a Prussian ( German) military man hired by George Washington to whip the Continental Army into shape during the darkest days of the Revolutionary War, is known for his bravery and the grit and discipline he brought to American troops.
He served as an open gay man in the military – highly unusual for the time. He died in 1794.
This charming breakfast menu image comes from the hotel named in his honor and shows a bird feeding its babies. We estimate that it is dated in the 1950s.
Inside there’s the phrase ‘Enjoy Life – Eat Out More Often’ and news about a Coffee Club which meets at 10am and is described as ‘informal, economical and refreshing.’
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson archival inks. Custom printed with border for matting and framing.
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