March 29, 2023

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Give the Dog a Travel

Lynn Paulson explores Canandaigua’s lodging historical past

6 min read

In addition to the a few largest inns in Canandaigua — i.e., the Canandaigua Hotel/Inn, the Webster House/Pickering Lodge, and the Masseth House/Imperial Hotel — there were a number of scaled-down resorts that existed in the neighborhood.

One particular of the oldest resorts was the Foster setting up that was created in 1796 by Captain Martin Dudley. It was located on the east facet of South Key Road involving what is now Foster and Phelps streets. It had a dance corridor on the best floor in which several folks made use of to go for their sq. dances. The Foster making burned down in 1911.

The Washington Lodge was constructed in 1814 west of the freshly created Ontario County Jail on what was then acknowledged as Jail Road [today’s Ontario Street]. The resort was razed in 1895 to make way for an expanded Ontario County Jail.