$2 a Night

In 1940,  the Duncan Hines Directory of Hotels Possessing Modern Comforts, Inviting Cottages and Modern Auto Courts, also Guest Houses Whose Accommodations Permit the Reception of Discriminating Guests cited the Eleanor May guest house at 7 Onondaga Street, open from April to October. For a room without a bath, one could expect to pay $2 a night; with bath, $5. No meals, no pets. The house today is pretty much as you see it in the postcard above.

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