Created By: Ithaca Heritage
The Ithaca Hotel was a massive brick Victorian structure that served as an entry point for generations of Ithacans. At the time Schoch's guide was written it was home to the Iszard's department store. E.B. White arrived by train and and checked into a room at the Ithaca Hotel for his first night in Ithaca before starting his freshman year at Cornell University.
"When I landed in Ithaca, I was a green boy if ever there was one," White wrote in an introduction to his collected letters. He reportedly grew so involved with downtown Ithaca life that he registered late at Cornell.
This point of interest is part of the tour: A Literary Walking Tour of Ithaca (Historic Brochure Edition)