We’re debuting a series of posts that will take a look above, below, around, and behind the things you see in Corning everyday. Hidden Corning will reveal details and stories about interesting features of the City and its environs that are not exactly in plain sight.
Today we take a look at the Athens Hotel. Opened by James Kotsones in November 1925, the hotel’s eleven rooms have not seen active use in decades. The original layout remains basically unchanged – and currently stands (at 46 W. Market Street) as an interesting time capsule from much earlier in our City’s history.
The building that housed the Athens Hotel is still family-owned and currently keeps Realty USA as its ground floor tenant. We’re planning a follow-up feature on the family and their future plans for the former hotel, so stay tuned.
Urban Corning readers, do you have any stories about the Athens Hotel? Or ideas for future Hidden Corning features? Share them in the comments.