Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #42

This article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he uses an old ad for a hotel at Ridge Road and Lake Ave. Then his drawing shows what he thought it might be like to spend the night at this hotel.

The article uses the word “baiting” which is a archaic term for a stop for food or refreshment during a journey.

Thomas McCluskey, Proprietor
570 Lake Avenue, opposite Ridge Road

At the head of the new Boulevard to Charlotte, and at the end of the street car track.

Parties driving to the LAKE will find this a convenient stopping place for rest and refreshment. Farmers and others coming in from the country will find good sheds and baiting for the horses, as well as a convenient resting place for themselves. N.B. During the summer of 1886, a new and elegant carriage will be run in connection with the HOUSE from the street car track to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.