First Kent House and Second Kent House

First Kent House and Second Kent House (HM1ZZS)

Location: Lakewood, NY 14750 Chautauqua County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 6.344', W 79° 19.577'

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First Kent House. The first of two hotels by this name was built in 1875 east of the Lakeview House. The present day Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club occupies a portion of the hotel site. Its 103 bedrooms providing accommodations for 500 guests opened off ¼ mile of hallways. Two miles of gas lines supplied light and power. A 400 foot long wide dock enabled the large steamers to unload broadside. The frame building burned to the ground in 1887. Second Kent House. This massive hotel, standing 5 stories high with a 125 foot ornamental tower and observatory, opened in 1888 on the site of the first Kent House. Antique oak furniture and fine woodwork in its 250 guest rooms and lobby marked the hotel as a showplace. Fire prevention measures included electric fire alarm bells and fire extinguishers placed every few feet throughout the building. The hotel ceased operations after 1903 when the resort hotel business grew out of styles. The entire contents of the building were auctioned off in 1909 and the building was razed in 1916. Large amounts of salvaged material - 600,000 feet of kindling woods - were used in the construction of many village homes.
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HM NumberHM1ZZS
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByLakewood History Committee
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Date Added Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 638385 N 4662871
Decimal Degrees42.10573333, -79.32628333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.344', W 79° 19.577'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 20.64" N, 79° 19' 34.62" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 W Terrace Ave, Lakewood NY 14750, US
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