Century-old Ti — Burleigh House renovations
This is the latest in a series of posts about news reported a century ago in the Ticonderoga Sentinel.
The Burleigh House building, now under renovation at the corner of Montcalm Street and Champlain Avenue in Ticonderoga, was previously renovated a century ago.
Building owner C. H. Mitchell was making “rather extensive improvements” to the hotel building, in hopes of attracting a new hotel operator, the Ticonderoga Sentinel reported on June 9, 1921.
“Among other things, he is putting running water, both hot and cold, in twenty-eight bedrooms, and will also put in seven or eight baths.”
The lease with hotel operator J.F. Gunning had expired, and Mitchell would temporarily operate the hotel himself.
“Mr. Gunning will give up the hotel after serving dinner today.”
Hamilton Laurie, who owned a hotel at Little Falls, in Herkimer County, had been in town over the weekend, attempting to negotiate a lease.
“The deal between him, C.H. Mitchell and J.F. Gunning for the lease and furniture, which belongs to Mr. Gunning, was almost consummated, but fell through at the last moment.”
A Chenango County hotel operator also had expressed interest, but telegraphed that he was pursuing a different venture.
In other June 9, 1921 Ticonderoga Sentinel news:
A game between a pickup team from Ticonderoga and an organized team from Shoreham, Vt., at the new baseball field on the Fort Ticonderoga grounds ended in chaos.
“It was a rattling good game up to the ninth inning when it broke up in a row. Going into that frame the Vermont boys were leading 5 to 4 and Ti evened things up when, aided by two wild throws, they moved a man around to the plate. Shoreham claimed that the runner was entitled only to third base and left the field when the umpire overruled them.”
The Crown Point Cornet Band raised $285 — the equivalent of $4,360 in 2021 dollars — in a public subscription campaign.
On June 3, F.C. Pond of Crown Point treated patients at Moses-Ludington Hospital to strawberry shortcake.
Laura Arthur, a former librarian at Ticonderoga, was hired at the New York City Public Library.
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