The Glen Springs, Watkins Glen, N.Y. NEW YORK HEALTH, HOT SPRINGS, William E. Leffingwell.
The Glen Springs, Watkins Glen, N.Y.
The Glen Springs, Watkins Glen, N.Y.

The Glen Springs, Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Auburn, NY: Cayuga County News Company, 1921.

40 pp, 6 x 8.5 in., illustrated cardstock wrappers, with a map (golf course), three plans, and many photographic illustrations of the grounds and accommodations. Near fine, with minor handling wear. In the late 19th and early 20th century, spas in America transitioned from being treatment centers for invalids into fashionable resorts for the upper and middle classes--a shift that is well reflected here. The therapeutic properties of the springs are still highlighted in this promotional brochure, but equal emphasis is given to the hotel (which possesses a lounge with open fireplace, music room, fern room, card rooms, writing rooms, dancing parlor, library, billiard and pool room, men's smoking room, and a three-hundred foot veranda), the hundred-acre, parklike grounds, and opportunities for golf, recreational motoring, hunting, fishing, and boating.

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