Category Archives: Hotels

Views from the Bowery Hotel – YMCA – Men Welcome, Lodging, Meals, Employment – Rosario Dawson

© Rosario Dawson

© Tamelyn (Flickr Photostream)

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Hotel Sign – West Fourth Street & Sixth Avenue – Greenwich Village, NYC

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Hotel Fenimore – Holsum Bread – Tom Keene Cigars – Seattle, WA

Broadway and Jefferson © Frank H. Jump

Broadway and Jefferson © Frank H. Jump

Also seen at Ghost Signs of the Last Outpost – Seattle Ghost Signs:

Coal – Ice – Wood – Hotel Turock – Dickson City, PA – March, 2006

© Frank H. Jump

'35¢ Per 100 Lbs" © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

The Lincoln Hotel – Butte Special Beer – Butte, MT

© Frank H. Jump

Montana's Finest Beer © Frank H. Jump

Flickr images

Hotel Olympus – Tacoma, WA

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

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Finn’s Hotel – Dublin, Ireland – Barbara Snow

© Barbara Snow

© Barbara Snow

© Barbara Snow

© Barbara Snow

© Barbara Snow

© Barbara Snow

© Barbara Snow

© Barbara Snow

Hotel Montague – Montague Street – Brooklyn Heights

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Grand Hotel – Bowery – Soho, NYC

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Round Barns, Twin Barns, Grain & Coal Silos, Repaints & Fades – Bob Kisken Out West

Sears Round Barn - Marysville, KS © Bob Kisken

Sears Round Barn - Marysville, KS © Bob Kisken

Sears Round Barn - Marysville, KS © Bob Kisken

Sears Round Barn - Marysville, KS © Bob Kisken

Twin Barns - Sisseton, SD - © Bob Kisken

Twin Barns - Sisseton, SD - © Bob Kisken

Twin Barns - Sisseton, SD - © Bob Kisken

Twin Barns - Sisseton, SD - © Bob Kisken

Grain, Coal & Hogs - Colome, SD - © Bob Kisken

Grain, Coal & Hogs - Colome, SD - © Bob Kisken

Grain - Merriman, ND - © Bob Kisken

Grain - Merriman, ND - © Bob Kisken

Pepsi-Cola - Huron, SD - © Bob Kisken

Pepsi-Cola - Huron, SD - © Bob Kisken

Paper - Duluth, MD - © Bob Kisken

Paper - Duluth, MD - © Bob Kisken

South Dakota Wheat Growers - Tulare, SD © Bob Kisken

South Dakota Wheat Growers - Tulare, SD © Bob Kisken

Seaway Hotel - Duluth, MN - © Bob Kisken

Seaway Hotel - Duluth, MN - © Bob Kisken

Kisken recently updated me and said:

This round barn [above] was a Sears kit. For a while, Sears made barn kits both round and not round. This is the only round one that I have seen. I know of or have seen pictures of 3 non-round barns made from Sears kits. If you know of any please let me know. The barn is in Marysville Kansas and the owners are really fixing it up…. I had an exhibit in a museum in Edgerton, Wisconsin of my mail pouch barns. Edgerton used to grow tobacco and they have a Tobacco Heritage Days celebration every year. Will exhibit some of my barns at a tractor dealership in St Joseph, Wisconsin near LaCrosse. Sent about 75 more pictures to Finland. Have sent probably 500 pictures there so far. – cheers bob

Keep up the excellent work Bob! Wish I could go to Finland and see your pictures there!

Hotel Jermyn – Scranton, PA

Hotel Jermyn - Scranton, PA

Hotel Jermyn - Scranton, PA
© Frank H. Jump

Hotel Fauchére Mother’s Day – Milford PA – Delaware Water Gap

If you are heading to the NY/NJ/PA Tri-State Border, this is a must visit!

Hotel Fauchere Mother's Day

Hotel Fauchere Mother's Day

Hotel Fauchere Mother's Day

E-mail Reservation
Mother’s Day Menu
Bar Louis & other Fauchére Info

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Sunday’s Feature Fade: The Despair of Port Arthur, Texas – Robert Baptista

Port Arthur, Texas is a gritty, oil refinery town best known as the place where Janis Joplin grew up. The Procter Street downtown business area has sadly faded away along with Janis’ powerful voice. I hadn’t visited downtown in years, so I went there on February 11th with my Nikon N-90 film camera and three rolls of film.

These scenes convey the despair of downtown Port Arthur – which once thrived with department stores, office buildings, hotels, restaurants and night clubs. The area comes to life once a year for Mardi Gras weekend and then returns to its vacant ambiance. In the early 1990s, elaborate murals of historic scenes were painted on building walls, but these too are disappearing due to the relentless sun and rains of southeast Texas.

But some hope of economic redevelopment is stirring. The World Trade Building on Austin Avenue, an impressive structure built in 1928 with fine architectural details, is slated for conversion to a 170 unit apartment complex. And the Hotel Batiste is being considered for an adaptive reuse such as a school. The refineries in town have announced several billion dollars of expansions which will create jobs and give the local economy a boost. The gasoline you use in New York is most likely refined here.

– Robert Baptista (www.colorantshistory.org)

Civil War Mural
Civil War Wall Mural – Racial Harmony – Pt. Arthur, TX

Civil War Mural
Civil War Mural – Robert E. Lee – Pt. Arthur TX

City Limits - Proctor Street
Port Arthur City Limits – Kress Building – Proctor Street

Coca-Cola - Proctor Street
Coca-Cola, Proctor Street

Derelict Hotel Batiste
Derelict Hotel Batiste

Golden Light Social Club
Golden Light Social Club – Houston Avenue

Derelict Golden Steer Restaurant
Derelict Golden Steer Restaurant – Houston Avenue

Derelict Hotel Sabine
Derelict Hotel Sabine – Proctor Street

Jet Taxi - Houston Avenue
Jet Taxi – Houston Avenue

Loans - Proctor Street
Loans – Proctor Street

Meat & Bait
Meat & Bait – Ripped Apart by Hurricane Rita

Reckless Driving
Reckless Driving Billboard – Proctor Street

Texaco Station - Proctor Street
Texaco Station – Proctor Street

Verna's Club - Proctor Street
Verna’s Club – Proctor Street

World Trade Bldg - 1928 - Austin Ave
World Trade Building c. 1928 – Austin Avenue

© Robert Baptista

Sean Strub Stirs Up a Cultural Phenomenon in NEPA @ Hotel Fauchére – Milford, PA

Sean Strub – activist, humanitarian, publisher, real estate developer, patron of the arts, and hotelier & restaurateur – creates a cultural vortex in Northeastern PA.

Bar Louis

Last week I had the pleasure of stopping by my old friend Sean’s restaurant for lunch. We’ve been meaning to get there for some time, but boy are we glad we finally did. Anyone who appreciates fine dining in a pastoral and historical setting will be truly thrilled at their visit at the historic Hotel Fauchére.

The hotel’s namesake Louis Fauchére , will have his 185th birthday celebrated on March 4. Here is a brief history of this famous chef taken from the Fauchére website:

Louis Fauchère was born March 4, 1823, in Verbey, Switzerland, one of thirteen children. He began his apprenticeship as a cook, at the age of fifteen, being afterward employed in various prominent hotels in Switzerland. He married Rosalie Perrochet, in Switzerland, on November 16, 1846 and they had one daughter, Marie, who was born May 4, 1848. Louis ultimately emigrated to the US in 1851 where he soon found employment as a Master Chef at New York’s famous Delmonico’s Restaurant. In his early career in the US, he also worked (probably in the summertime) at Delavan House in Albany and at the Fort William Henry Hotel on Lake George.

There are regularly scheduled cultural events at the hotel ranging from chamber music concerts, live jazz, and other culinary and arts events. The hotel is beautifully decorated and houses a fine collection of Hudson River School paintings.

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Bar Louis

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

The Lobby

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Formal Dining

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

The Lounge & Sun Room

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

The Rooms

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Ample Parking

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA
© Frank H. Jump

Sean Strub

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Sean Strub is as an activist, writer, fundraiser and publisher who has been involved in GLBT community activism for more than 30 years.

Strub founded POZ magazine, for people impacted by HIV/AIDS, in 1994. Strub’s companies also launched POZ en Espanol, Mamm (for women impacted by breast cancer), Real Health (a health title for the African-American community) and Milford Magazine (a regional title distributed in the Delaware River Highlands area of northeast Pennsylvania).

In recent years, Strub has been involved in a community redevelopment project in Milford, Pennsylvania, involving investment in public infrastructure, launching cultural festivals, private sector historic preservation efforts and renovation and reopening of the Hotel Fauchére, an historic boutique hotel and culinary destination which Strub owns with a partner.

A native Iowan, Strub attended a Jesuit boarding school in Wisconsin, then Georgetown and Columbia Universities. He lives in Milford, Pennsylvania and New York City.

Other reviews: Fauchére Press Page: Chowhound; Historic Hotels; Narrowsburg NY’s River Reporter.

Hotel Fauchére, 401 Broad Street, Milford PA 18337 USA, 570.409.1212, info@hotelfauchere.com

Hotel Becker – Hardin, Montana

Hotel Becker - Hardin, Montana - Bob Kisken
© Bob Kisken