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Plan for Fenwick Hall, presented by The New Saybrook Co.. Kellogg & Bulkeley. Lith.Hartford, CT .[1871]
 Plan for Fenwick Hall, presented by The New Saybrook Co.. Kellogg & Bulkeley. Lith.Hartford, CT .[1871]


 
Price: $100.00

Product Code: 25002135

Description
 
An 11 2/4" x 9 1/4" plan for the Fenwick Hall, a Victorian wood frame hotel in Old Saybrook CT. It depicts an illustration of the exterior of the hotel and the plan of First Floor including a dining room and grand salon with captions identifying each room.  Reverse is blank. This was presumably a promotional piece for potential guests.. William M. Bates (1834-1914) was a hotelier and the driving force behind The New Saybrook Co.   The land for the hotel had previously been a salt farm owned by colonist George Fenwick, governor of the Saybrook Colony and his wife, Lady Alice Fenwick. It was sold to The New Saybrook Co. in 1870.  Fenwick Hall was named after Lady Fenwick.  A year later the railroad between Fenwick and Hartford opened, drawing the families of wealthy Hartford industrialists, financiers and insurance company executives to the shore.