Tammany Hall, located at the southwest corner of 124th Street and Fourth Avenue (where Testo’s is in 2018), had been a sort of public house. News items don’t appear to tie it in any way to the political organization of the same name.
We were about penning a few lines in commendation of this new candidate for public favor, when a friend handed us the following and as he speaks from experience, we let him have his say:
Tammany Hall, Adamsvile June 6th 1849.
Mr. Editor:—I arrived here in the last train this Eve. Having heard this house highly spoken of, I concluded I should be disappointed when I ar- [sic] here, as is usually case, but my brightest expectations were more than realized. The House is beautifully located in the extreme north end of this place. During the day and evening, while in the “‘Burgh” the air is close and sultry we enjoy a delightful breeze up here, and from the window I have an extensive view of the Hudson, Waterford, and Lansingburgh.
The rooms of the house are large, airy, and beautifully finished. I admire much the taste displayed in the furnishing of the rooms on the first floor. The room intended for the “Exclusives,” or those who would be exclusive while imbibing ‘a Julip,’ is supplied with lounges and all thing neccessary to man’s enjoyment of a ‘Shirry Cobler as is a Cobler.’
The Ice Cream Saloons, of which there are three, are also furnished in first style, and the Cream served up in them is equal to “Thompsons N.Y.” [i.e. James Thompson’s Confectionary Store and Ice Cream Saloon in Manhattan] It’s a mystery to me where, “Thomas” finds such Cream in Rensselaer county. A Piazza on the first and Balcony to the second floors, extends along three sides of the building, adding greatly to the general appearance of the building and the comfort of the guests, to say nothing of the capital lounge it affords for smoking a good segar, which may be obtained of ‘Thomas’ by asking for ‘those in the basket.’ The retired and beautiful location of this Hotel must attract many visitors. Every thing about the establishment is new, except the Maderia, which is 1812. One word more and I will conclude. If you are partial to remarkably good cheese, CALL UP.
MR. CUTTLE, JR.
Lansingburgh Democrat. June 7, 1849: 2 col 5.
☞ We understand that a great ball is on the tapis at Tammany Hall. So long as dancing is all the rage, we presume that this will be one of the best balls of the season. Thomas will be on hand with a game supper and the tallest oysters and the company will be treated to the biggest turkeys.
Lansingburgh Democrat. December 13, 1849: 2 col 3.
☞ The public’s friend, Thomas A. Cory, has resumed his old place at Tammany Hall, where he is prepared to administer to the creature comforts of all his friends, and they are legion.
Lansingburgh Democrat. April 25, 1850: 2 col 4.
☞ ADAMSVILLE BALL.—This grand affair, which has been for some time in contemplation is to come off on Friday next. Those who are fond of the health promoting exercise of dancing will find ample accommodation for their enjoyment at Tammany Hall on this occasion. No pains will be spared by the landlord to render everything pleasant and agreeable for those who attend.
Lansingburgh Democrat. May 23, 1850: 2 col 2.
☞ SALE.—Mr. John H. Worden will sell his personal property at public vendue at the Tammany Hall premises on the morning of the 8th instant. A good chance to purchase.
☞ For terms see hand-bills.
Lansingburgh Weekly Chronicle. February 6, 1866: 3 col 5.