William D. Rider

William D. Rider (HM2FMS)

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N 41° 48.197', W 80° 3.568'

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1846 - 1905

In 1895, William D. Rider, a prominent businessman, broke ground for the half - million dollar hotel and resort known as Hotel Rider. It opened on May 1, 1897 and was said to have been one of the finest hotels between New York City and Chicago and the greatest single contribution toward making our town a major mineral springs spa. Standing seven stories high overlooking Cambridge Springs you could see at least 25 miles from the roof garden. The grand lobby could accommodate 1,000 guests, and had steam heat, wood-burning fireplaces, stenciled plaster walls and oak woodwork. There were bowling alleys, billiard rooms, a barbershop, ballroom, theatre, indoor swimming pool and gyms for men and ladies. Offices for the Postal Telegraph Co. and Bell Telephone Co. were there also. In 1904 the hotel hosted an international chess tournament. The Hotel Rider was destroyed by a fire on Jan. 20, 1931.

Erected in 2016 for the sesquicentennial
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HM NumberHM2FMS
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Year Placed2006
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Date Added Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 578132 N 4628362
Decimal Degrees41.80328333, -80.05946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 48.197', W 80° 3.568'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 48' 11.82" N, 80° 3' 34.08" W
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