Every week we share a different image on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. The last image we shared is shown above although we had the caption cropped off!
Do you recognize this Essex building? The caption reads “Sherwood Inn on Lake Champlain, Essex, NY.” Note the sign on the right attached to a tree! It’s at a bit of a diagonal, but it also reads “Sherwood Inn” at the top. The postage stamped on the front tells us this postcard was mailed in August of 1953. Check out our Sherwood Inn archives to see other photos of it!
This building has changed in looks since its days as the Sherwood Inn. Would you recognize it today when compared to this photo? How exactly has it changed compared with today? Have any memories to share of visiting it while it was an inn?
Here’s just a bit of what the community already had to say:
Tilly Close: I was the Sunday afternoon bartender. Had one regular customer, Old man Laramie, who entertained me with stories about my Grandfather.
Christine Herrmann: The Sherwood Inn! Sponsor of the Essex Regatta. Now the home of Susan & George. Had many dinners there back in the day.
Barbara Irish Smith: Yes my first job…..and also covered the Essex Regatta…..lovely memories🎶🎶🎶
Dianne B Lansing: The Sherwood Inn; now owned by George Davis
Jan Fortune: yup your home now, George!!!….went there with my grandmother😊
Everyone recognized the building in the photo as the Sherwood Inn, and they’re right that it is a private home now. The large front porch and several of the trees visible have since been removed, but the form of the house is the same and still recognizable today.
The back side of the postcard is below. Click to enlarge if you’re interested in reading the message.
Do you have any other thoughts to share? Please leave a comment below!
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