New Berlin Gazette/Edmeston hotels
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Text Annotations Benjamin Peet, a man of renown,
Built and run the first hotel in town;
Then Levi Goodsell bought the same,
He closed it up and sold him out,
Lost all he paid, I have no doubt.
This first hotel was the Pleasant Street Hotel, built around 1800 on East Street where the current fire house is. High Street was the northern way out of town at that time. Bootman's Store was across from the hotel. By 1890, the hotel was known as the Brady house. It had many different owners, and at one time was the center of hamlet life.
A man by name of S. H. Preston,
Built under the hill to learn us a lesson,
That two hotels was better than one,
And kept it himself when it was done.
This was the second hotel in town. Preston bought the land from Adin Deming, the first settler in the area. He built the hotel sometime between 1840 and 1843 at the location of the current Bank/Post Office building
He run it quite a spell;
But afterwards desired to sell.
Cole run it for a term of years;
But did not make much it appears.
He sold it to Hatheway & Co.,
The price he got I do not know.
Then Barton bought and owned it through,
Until the Spring of eighty-two,
Gaskin, from New Berlin, New York was the owner in 1883.