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Deerfield Inn Brochure from the Mid-1920s

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

A lovely gift from a friend of the Deerfield Inn who found this brochure in one of the boxes his grandmother had stored in her attic.  You can’t see the car on the front very well, but peering through a jeweler’s loupe, a car guy we know dated it to the early 1920s. It shows the  influence of the art deco period,  he said, when cars had become  accepted as a normal part of everyday life. “This beautiful piece of machinery probably belonged to someone who could afford a bit more than the basics, and for whom it meant not only the adventure and anticipation of  travel, but was also an endorsement of the   influence of the exciting new themes sweeping art and design.”

A room back then could cost  $6  ‘with bath or with running water,’ which is rather mysterious wording, and a dinner in the Old Prints Dining Room cost $1!

Still “Truly a delightful, friendly place to visit…” with rooms that are “quite charming and comfortable!”

1920's Brochure

 

 

We Are All Lit Up At The Deerfield Inn!

Monday, August 19th, 2013

 

We don’t mean we have been testing the #microbrew beer before the Brewskis and Brats on September 1stDeerfield B&BWe have beautiful lights up along the old pillars that let folks know, “We are back open! Come on in!  All are welcome at the Deerfield Inn!” Working on the Deerfield Inn

 

 

 

First Paul removed the turf and soil and scooped out the most perfect trenches. Passers-by stopped to peer into them. People seem to love holes in the ground.Lighting project at Deerfield Inn

 

Then Caleb and Steve came by to bend and install piping and electricity leads to the lights – stage lights with a narrow but brilliant beam.

 

 

 

 

They all shoveled back in the dirt, and Paul and his sidekick Watson tamped back and watered the sod.

Project at Deerfied Inn

The lights went on as dusk fell, and guests arrived out of the blue, so to speak, having seen the Champney’s sign lit up.

Dinner at Champney's

Thank you, gentlemen, for the wonderful job you did, for being so efficient and so cheerful in the heat of the day.

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Thank you, Watson, for your great assistance in your on-site supervisory capacity.