The Crossmon

I picked up this postcard the same day I bought the Hotel Royal Danieli Interior. This was only $1 as well. I like it because it shows an old hotel and the bay is nice too. This is The Crossmon on Alexandria Bay in Thousand Islands, New York. The hotel is named after Charles Crossmon of Alexandria Bay, who died in 1892. His son took over the hotel.

On Google Books this description came up from a book published in 1895:

“At night, “The Crossmon,” indoors and out, presents a scene of brilliancy. Rows of colored lights illumine the verandas, and shine from its many towers, shedding a wealth of color upon the water. The drawing-rooms are filled with guests engaged in social pastimes, and all about the place there is life and gayety. The arrival of the steamers at at evening is celebrated by a display of fireworks in front of the hotel and on the neighboring islands, making a picture indescribably beautiful.”

The hotel was demolished in 1962.

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