Morehouseville Hotels in the News
Source: Utica Daily Observer, 23 Jul 1871
Valuable Hotel For Sale
The Hotel at Morehouseville, with 60 acres of Land, the only hotel in the town of Morehouse, Hamilton county, is offered for sale. It is a favorite stopping place for fishing parties, etc., and is the same premises kept for several years by Supervisor H. Winchell, Inquire of P. Vidvard, 31 John St., Utica.
Source: The Gloversville Intelligencer, Bloversville, 29 Apr 1875
The Morehouseville Hotel was destroyed by fire, Thursday morning, the 22d inst. The building was occupied by Mr. E. Maheux, and owned by Peter Vidvard, of Utica, and was insured.. Mr. Maheux saved some of his goods. His loss is about $500. Mr. Partello and wife lose all except what clothing they had on. Mr. Partellos's loss is about $200- I could not find out what company the building was insured in. The fire is supposed to have originated from a defective chimney, and was first discovered by Mr. Cummings and Johnny Raux, about day-break, while the occupants were yet asleep. But for the snow on the ground and roofs, several other buildings would have been swept by the fire-fiend.
Source: The Evening Telegram, NY, NY, 2 Oct 1875
Beecraft, the famous guide of Morehouseville, has built a hotel on his farm, capable of accommodating sixty guests. It is at the end of the wagon road.
Source: Utica Observer, 9 Apr 1889
The Mountain Home Hotel
Near Wilmurt Lake
26 Miles from Prospect Station
R. W. & O. RR.
The property is in first class order and handsomely furnished throughout. Large barn. Ice house attcd. Everything complete for occupancy; and terms will be made low to good tenant
M. B. DeLong, or H. J. Cookinham
Mann Building, Utica
Source: Richfield Springs Mercury
Thurs. May 1, 1890
J. W. Wilson has leased Matteson's Mountain Home hotel, in the Adirondacks, for a term of two years. The owners of the property are to make extenxive improvements to the hotel building and surroundings. Mr. Wilson has had experience as a hotel manager.
Source: Utica Morning Telegram, 9 Sep. 1920
Mountain Home Hotel Burns at Morehouseville
Well-Known Summer Resort in Adirondacks Totally Destroyed by flames
Seventh in Few Years
Fire Hits Hamilton County Section Hard - Structure Built in Early Eighties
Mountain Home Hotel at Morehousville, one of the most famous summer resorts in the Adirondacks was completely wiped out by fire Tuesday night. Oweing to the inaccessibility of the place which is situated in a woodland in Hamilton county about 25 miles east of Hinckley, news of the disaster did not reach here until last night.
Details of the fire are lacking but it is not thought that there was any loss of life although the property loss was heavy. This was the seventh large place that has been destroyed by fire within a radius of seven miles of that territory within the last few years.
The other places destroyed by flames were the Lawson Hotel, a large boarding house at Swan lake, the Edwards House, the Noblesboro Hotel and the Haskell House. Lack of fire-fighting apparatus coupled with the fact that all of the destroyed buildings were of seasoned wood is given for the reason of failure to save any of them.
According to the facts learned in connection with the most recent loss, flames were first discovered by a passer by who happening in glance up at a rear window saw great clouds of smoke insuing from beneath the lower window sash.
An alarm was immediately turned in, but the place was a mass of flames before even preliminary efforts could be made to save it. Despite the fact that no loss of life has been reported those aquainted with the place say that it would be unusual for no guests to be there at this time of the year.
Mountain Home Hotel was built in the early eighties by O. B. Madison [sic] of this city. Prior to that another hotel had occupied the same site. Mr. Madison [sic] in turn willed the place to a niece, Mrs. Coriveau, who before her marriage was Miss Pomeroy.
It was bought from Mrs. Coriveau in the spring of 1898? by John Helmer, who last year expended a great amount of money in improvements, installing electric lights and many other modern conveniences. The State reservoir is situated not far from the palce on which the hotel stood.
Source: Morning Herald, Gloversville, Wednesday, 29 Dec 1920
Hotel is Burned at Morehouseville
Hostelry Owned and Conducted by Former Supervisor Henry Kreuzer Destroyed.
The Central hotel conducted by Henry Kreuzer on the macadam road at MorehouSeville, was destroyed by a fire which was discovered at 11:30 Saturday night. The blaze started in the upper part of the building and is believed to have been caused by a stovepipe passing through the rooms and which had become overheated. The loss is placed at about $18,000, of which only a third is covered by insurance.
Members of the family, with the exception of Mr. Kreuzer, were obliged to flee from the hotel in their night clothes, and the feet of some of them were frozen before they could find shelter. The night was a very cold one, the temperature in that region being a dozen degrees below zero.
Former Supervisor Kreuzer was in the lower part of the hotel when the fire broke out. He heard the women of the household screaming on the upper floor, and rushed there to find that the blaze had already gained considerable headway. There was no way to check the flames, which speedily destroyed the structure and also destoyed an ice house nearby.
This hotel was the last of the large hotel establishments in that region. It was a long wooden building, with accommodation for 30 to 40 guests, and was two stories in height. Mr. Kreuzer, the owner, was a well known lumberman, as well as hotel man. His hostelry was much patronized by hunting and fishing parties going in and out of the woods, or staying in that section. It is not believed there were any guests in the hotel at the time of the fire.
Other large hotels in the Morehouseville region which have been destroyed by fire within the last few years were the Nobleaboro hotel, the Mountain View house and the Newton hotel.
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