Collins Hall

Collins Hall

Contemporary image of the former Collins Hall / Elks Lodge 1054, now a private apartment building.

Seneca Lake can be glimpsed behind the grey sedan at right. The open strip through which it is seen marks the former route of East Washington Street, removed during the urban renewal of the 1960s.

Elks lintel

Elks lintel

This carved lintel memorializes Elks Lodge #1054, now defunct, which took over the short-lived music hall in 1908.

South Main streetscape

South Main streetscape

The Richardsonian Romanesque structure caps a picturesque line of row houses. The neighborhood, one of the oldest in Geneva, boasts numerous such row houses in a federally recognized historic district.

Hill corridor

Hill corridor

This view looks east alongside the former Collins Hall. The grassy strip was, until the 1960s, a street that ran downhill toward the Geneva lakefront.

Period image

Period image

Period image of the structure, festooned with patriotic bunting.

Geneva convention poster

Geneva convention poster

Poster promoting the November 1897 statewide conference of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association (NYSWSA), held at Geneva with Susan B. Anthony among the featured speakers.

Equality Club ad

Equality Club ad

The Geneva Political Equality Club (founded by Elizabeth Smith Miller) regularly met at Collins Hall. Here, a March 1899 meeting is announced at which Susan B. Anthony would be the lead speaker.

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