Cook Tavern, later known as the Curtiss Guest House, was razed in 1962 to make way for the west addition to the Fountain Inn. Photo courtesy LHS Archives.
By Gretchen S. Curtis, LHS Director of Operations
The Lakeside Heritage Society (LHS) offers Friday 10:30 a.m. walking tours of ten different historic areas within Lakeside. There is a $5 per person fee to participate with enrollment limited to 15 people. Pre-register at Heritage Hall Museum during open hours. On July 10, travel through time to learn about several guest houses that operated during the 1880s to 1930s including Plymouth House, Richard’s Hotel, The Cook Tavern, Keystone Cottage, Park/McDonald House, Ogontz Cottage, Lakeview Cottage, Slack House, Blaine Cottage, Erie View Inn and Woodlawn Cottage. While most of these historic guest houses are still standing, others are viewed only in photographs. Meet Gretchen Curtis at 10:30 at the Heritage Hall Museum located at 238 Maple Avenue.