Each Monday we share an Essex photo or artifact on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. Do you recognize the interior of this building that still stands in Essex?
This is a photograph of the Old Dock when it was known as “The Old Dock Tavern.” We’ve cropped it to be a little clearer, but that name is written along the bottom of the original photo. The postmark on the back lists 1936 as the date the postcard was sent. So the photograph was taken at or before that date.
See what the community has had to say about the photo and what (and who) they could identify:
Tod Crouter: My mother, Sylvia Wardenburg Crouter, guesses that it is the Old Dock coffee shop.
Natalie Wiles: Tod Crouter, I was thinking the same thing to myself!
Dianne Lansing: I agree, looks like the Old Dock.
Lorraine Townsend Faherty: looks like old dock?
Debi Sherman: The Old Dock. No idea how long ago.
Christine Herrmann: It is definitely the Old Dock. I remember the big wooden sliding door. It was still there when the building was being refurbished sometime in the late 1940s – early 1950s. When it reopened, it was called the Old Dock Coffee House.
Susan Martini: This looks like the picture I recently viewed in a book about Lake Champlain. The book (which I viewed at Crown Point the other day), showed this picture which had a caption underneath indicating the picture was of the inside of the Old Dock in Essex, NY.
Can you tell us more? Leave your knowledge and thoughts in the comments below!
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