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 Vermilyea Hotel, Gaines PA
1899 Directory Advertisement below
Hotel : Hotel Vermilyea
Township: Gaines, Tioga County PA
Year: 1899 Directory Ad
Postcard Submitted by: Joyce M. Tice
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From October 1890 Wellsboro Agitator

--GAINES.—HOTEL VERMILYEA BURNED.--Early last Saturday evening a chimney in the Hotel Vermilyea at Gaines burned out, and about ten o’clock fire was discovered in the walls above the private apartments of Landlord William H. Vermilyea, on the third story.  Willing hands responded promptly to the alarm and worked heroically but vainly to save the large wooden structure.  The flames burned fiercely, and it was only by a large struggle that the buildings across the street were saved.  All the furniture on the third was lost and a part of that on the other floors.  Some of the goods which were saved are in a badly damaged condition.  The house had lately been remodeled at considerable expense, and it was handsomely furnished throughout.  The loss on the property is estimated at upwards of $15,000.  The insurance was $5,000 on the building and $2,000 on the furnishings.  The Hotel Vermilyea was formerly known far and wide to sportsmen as the Izaak Walton House.  It was built by the last Silas X. Billings, and for many years was under the management of Mr. Horace Vermilyea, who made it headquarters for trout fishermen. [Note from Joyce - It was apparently rebuilt based on the ad and postcard presented on this same page from later dates]

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