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Chautauqua Institution - Athenaeum Hotel - Photo taken in 1898. The upper level of the tower was dismantled in 1923. The front porch imperial staircase was not added until 1980. Photo from CI Archives.

Chautauqua Institution - Athenaeum Hotel - Very early photo (around 1882-1884) of the newly completed Athenaeum. Notice the newly planted trees infront. The upper level of the tower was dismantled in 1923. I've always hoped that the tower will someday be restored (fingers crossed). Photo from CI Archives.

Chautauqua Institution - Athenaeum Hotel around 1900 - The upper portion of the tower was removed in 1923 - photographer unknown, photo by Chautauqua Institution via Facebook

Five Destinations Where You Can Leave Your Car Behind

Visitors and residents aren't normally permitted to park on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution. Instead, they keep vehicles in entrance lots and walk or bike to get around the Institution's landscaped grounds. (Photo: Chautauqua Institution). Looking out onto the lake from the beautiful, gorgeous front porch of The Athenaeum Hotel.

Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Homes - 54 South Lake Drive - more photos and info at Chautauqua History and Archives http://chautauqua.pastperfect-online.com/34268cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=5DF2F2AB-2A95-4CF1-B917-972939433441;type=301

Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Buildings - 8 Pratt Avenue - Fredonia Cottage (circa 1900) - more photos and info at Chautauqua History and Archives http://chautauqua.pastperfect-online.com/34268cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=36D0F742-4682-459E-A841-513463007143;type=301