Saturday, November 22, 2008

A peculiar incident connected with the purchase of the property by present owner, Anthony Weiss, was that Mr. Weiss hasd a considerable sum of money deposited in Rockafellow's bank and when he purchased the property he drew all the money he had in the bank and paid for the property. The next day the bank failed.

Mr. Weiss conducted the hotel from 1894 to 1900, when he leased it to his nephew, Nicholas Weiss, who conducts the hotel at present. Mr. Weiss will give a farewell reception to his friends this afternoon and evening, preparatory to moving out which will take place Friday.

Anthony Weiss, the owner, will erect a modern three-story brick hotel, facing on Northampton street. It will be of brick and will be 100 feet long by 25 feet wide. The grate, in which the first coal was burned, will be preserved and included in the new hotel. The contract was given to Smith Brothers some time ago and it is the intention to commence tearing down the building this week. The new proprietors of the hotel will be Anthony Weiss and his son, Philip Weiss.

Old Landmark to be Torn Down
Wilkes-Barre Times