Historic 125-Year-Old Hotel Burns

Issue 3 and Volume 108.

Historic 125-Year-Old Hotel Burns The Landmark Tavern at Brockport, N. Y., historic tavern dating back to Erie Canal days, burned early on Jan. 24th, 1955. with loss estimated at $75,000. The three-story brick building, with doors opening on what was then the Erie, but is now the N. Y. State Barge Canal, was originally the American Hotel. Later it was called the Brockport Hotel. Germaine’s Hall, the Music Hall and other names. More recently it was the rendezvous of student-teachers. It had not been used as an inn for some years. According to Brockport Fire Chief Charles Truelson and Rochester Deputy Fire Chief Ambrose Foos, who sparkplugs Monroe County’s mutual aid setup. the fire started in the bar. It was discovered in the upperfloors by a patrolman and sheriff’s deputy at 4:00 A.M. Fire companies from Brockport, Spencerport, Hamlin and Holley fought the blaze with over 200 men and 14…

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