Visiting the Hotel Victory

Show simple item record Cooke, Reverend Henry en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Gibraltar Island (Ohio) en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Ottawa County (Ohio) en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Erie, Lake en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1889 - 1912 en_US 2008-04-28T18:57:04Z 2008-04-28T18:57:04Z 1896 en_US 2008-04-28T18:57:04Z
dc.identifier.other 555.5.293 en_US
dc.identifier.other GA-71 en_US
dc.description The palatial Victory Hotel at Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island opened in 1892. There was seating capacity for 800 dinner guests and the hotel could comfortably accommodate 625 guests. Its owners believed that the Victory had the potential to rival the "watering holes of the East," but cost overruns and fewer guests than anticipated created financial problems. The Cooke family watched its construction and development with interest. Rev. Henry Cooke wrote in the Gibraltar Record that "the Hotel Victory... is open again this year and seems to be flourishing too. We [Esther Cooke, her sons, and nieces] sampled their ginger ale and sarsaparilla which we can therefore recommend...." Interestingly, in 1887, Jay Cooke had proposed erecting a $100,000 hotel on Peach Point. Jay's plan was to purchase all of the west woods, make a grand park and a carriage drive along the shoreline, with cottages to house summer residents. The project never materialized. Perhaps the announcement of the impending construction of Hotel Victory deterred investors. en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Charles E. Frohman Collection en_US
dc.rights Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center en_US
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dc.title Visiting the Hotel Victory en_US
dc.type Photographic print; black and white en_US Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center en_US
dc.contributor.photographer Cooke, Reverend Henry en_US
dc.contributor.repository Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center en_US Fremont, Ohio en_US Fremont, Ohio en_US Sandusky County, Ohio en_US

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