Bond’s Hotel

Bond’s Hotel was built at the intersection of Main Street and Creamery Street (now called Mount Tabor Avenue) in the mid 1800’s as Danby Borough began to grow with the arrival of the Rutland & Bennington Railroad. This sprawling structure had a wrap-around porch in the front, a general store which was run for some time by Barney Rosen, brother of Abe, a meat market, barber shop, and a 40×80 dance hall where many events were held including concerts, prize fights, and silent movies. Cecilia Rosen played the piano for the silent movies. There was also a tavern and restaurant with seating for eighty.

In the early 1920’s Peter I. Ackert purchased the hotel from the Bond Estate and erected a cold storage facility to the rear of the hotel with access from Creamery Street. Peter’s daughter Maude operated the restaurant where a typical full course meal sold for thirty-five to fifty cents. She was especially known for her pot roast and butterscotch pies. Coffee was five cents, pie was ten cents, and sandwiches sold for fifteen cents.

The building was lost to fire in the 1930s and the new Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church was erected on the site in the 1940s.


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