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Nester Hotel, 529-533 Exchange Street, Geneva, Ontario County, NY



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Item Title


Location
529-533 Exchange Street, Geneva, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NY-5706
Building/structure dates: 1896 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1906 subsequent work
Significance: From its opening date until the post-World War II years, the Nestor Hotel, later re-named Hotel Seneca, was the most imposing building in the downtown district of Geneva. During its early years the hotel was also the only first class hotel in the city, having modern improvements in every bedroom.

Related Names
Crandall, Charles F.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. General view of hotel, looking east from Seneca Street
2. View of west (front) elevation of hotel (Jacobs Building, HABS No. NY-5705, is adjoined on the north)
3. General view of rear section of hotel
4. South (side) and east (rear) elevations
5. Detail view of upper floor windows and denticulated cornice
6. Detail view of oriel windows
7. Detail view of front windows and entrance
8. View of north wall of lobby
9. View of north wall of lobby
10. View of desk registration area in lobby
11. View of corridor leading to the public dining room
12. Main staircase, lobby. Elevator is behind it
13. Main (public) dining room
14. Detail view of dining room column
15. Detail view of medallion, small dining room
16. General view of atrium
17. View of typical upper room
18. View of third floor hall
19. View of fourth floor hall
20. Standard bay window
21. Detail view or oriel window with curved glass
22. Typical bathroom
23. Detail of pediment, Grille Room entrance
24. General view of Grille Room, in 1912 addition
25. General view of the Nester Hotel in its original design, taken circa 1898
26. View of original lobby, before 1912 reconstruction
27. The Nester Hotel with adjoined 2nd and 3rd floor addition, taken circa 1908
28. View of Hotel Seneca following 1912 reconstruction, taken circa 1913
29. Relationship of the hotel to other downtown buildings, taken 1915. The hotel is in back of the street, to the right
30. General view of hotel in the 1940s. Note the sixth floor addition and white paint


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