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Collection TitleMC 14 Restaurants/ Hotels/ Taverns/ CookbooksCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByLee Kiesling, Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:Fall 2006
Date Updated:Winter 2008
Provenance:

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.

Terms:Chemung County (N.Y.); Cookery; Hotels, taverns, etc.; Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc.
Historical:

Hotels-Alice Frances Hotel, 1900-1933; Buckbee House, 1850s-1918; Delavan House, 1854-1919; Elizabeth Inn, 1990s; Francis Hall House, 2009; Grey Whale Inn, 1990s; Hathaway House, 1850-1874; Holiday Inn, Elmira, 1974-present; Holiday Inn, Horseheads, 1968-present; Homestead Hotel, 1878-1913; Hotel Imperial, 1918-1932; Hotel Langwell, 1896-1958; Hotel Rathbun, 1899-1941; Mark Twain Hotel, 1929-1972; (New) Park Hotel, 1915-1959; Rathbun House, 1860-1898; Strathmont Bed & Breakfast (1991); Tom Sawyer Motor Inn, 1943-1990s; Wyckoff House, 1878-1892.

Restaurants-Barn Stormers Restuarant, 1987; Barb's Soup's On Cafe, 2000s; Beijing Gardens, 1980s-present; Bistro 223, 2010-present; Brennan's Fabulous Foods, 1990s; Buddies, 1949-1956; Charlie's Cafe, 2000s; CFJP Bistro, 2000s; Dixie Barbecue, 1932-1990s; Fox's Pizza Den, ca. 2005-present; Global Gourmet, 2010; Happy Family Chinese Restaurant & Sushi, 2009-present; Hill Top Inn, 2000s; Johnny's Tavern, 1960-1976; Katie's Cafe, 2008-present; Liberatore's Restaurant, 1938-1949; Log Cabin Inn, 1935-1958; Los Panchos, 2000s; Mustico's, 1930-1992; New England Kitchen, 1892-1959; Newton's; O'Brien's, 1911-present; Pierce's 1894, 1894-2008; Pitt's Goody Shop, 1934-1965; Pudgie's Pizza, 1967-present; Rustic Gardens, 1941; Simon's, 2000s; Sykes, 1939-1968; Tap House, 1933-1966. 

Scope:The Restaurants/ Taverns/ Hotels/ Cookbooks Collection includes cookbooks ranging in date from 1888 to 1963; assorted recipes; trade cards, menus, guest registers and promotional literature from Chemung County Hotels dating from 1874 to the 1970s; and menus, trade cards and placemats from local restaurants dating from the 1920s to the present.
Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1874-2010
AbstractThis collection contains items relating to cooking and the service industry including recipes, cookbooks and various documents relating to local restaurants and hotels. 


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Menu - Los Panchos Mexican Restaurant, 250 W. Water Street, Elmira, 2010. MenuA1806
Menu - Louciano's Pizzeria, 219 W. Water Street, 2011. MenuA1807
Menu - Louies, 102 S. Main Street, Horseheads, 2011. MenuA1808
Menu - McClure's Meat Market & Deli, 301 Broadway, Elmira, 2012. MenuA1809
Menu - Mustico's Luncheon Menu, corner of North Main St. and Bloomer Avenue, Elmira, 1987.MenuA1810
Placemat and coaster - Newton's, Route 14, Pine Valley. PlacematA1811
Menu - New England Kitchen, November 1, 1959. MenuA1812
Magazine - Restaurant Hospitality write-up of Pierce's 1894, March 1980. MagazineA1813
Postcard advertisment - Pierce's Restuarant, 14th & Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, ca. 1970sPostcardA1814
Menu - Pitt's Goody Shop, 434 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, no date.MenuA1815
Menu - Pudgie's Pizza, Elmira & Mansfield, 2010. MenuA1816
Menu - Rustic Gardens, Pine City Road, 1941.MenuA1817
Menu & Receipt - Simon's Japanese Steakhouse, 2 Hanover Square, Horseheads, May 2010. MenuA1818
Menu - Soup's On Café, 311 College Avenue, Elmira, 2015.MenuA1819
Menu - Splitrock Brewing Co., 155 N. Main Street, Elmira, ca. 2014.MenuA1820
Menu - Sweet-n-Saucy, 412 West Washington Ave., Elmira, 2010. MenuA1821
Menu - Sykes, 160 Lake Street, Elmira, no date.MenuA1822
Letter - Seasons Greetings from Tally-Ho Restaurant, Route 17, Lowman, 1961. LetterA1823
Menu - The Tap House, 433 Carroll St., no date.MenuA1824
Booklet - Welcome to Tanino, Italian Restuarant, 1-3 Old Ithaca Rd., Horseheads, 2012. BookletA1824
Menu - Tom McCann's Restaurant for Ladies & Gentlemen, 121 Lake Street, Elmira, 1936.MenuA1826
Menu - Tuna II Japanese Sushi Bar, 1900 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, 2013.MenuA1827
Trade Card - Delavan House, ca. 1880. Trade CardB0101
Letter - Delavan House, from C.W. Hathaway to Friend Rickey concerning the use of a Lilth compass, April 19, 1902LetterB0102
Receipt - For payment of $4.00 from Mr. Francis to J.B. Williams, proprietor of Delavan House, January 26, 1905.ReceiptB0103
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