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Montgomery Hall, Fort Plain, NY

Montgomery Hall

Montgomery Hall was built in 1832. It was owned by Soloman Bowen. Back then it was the largest hotel in town! Then it was also called Bowen's Tavern. Soloman Bowen's daughter, Mary, had someone write a song for her. It became a favorite of bands during the Civil War. It was called "Bonnie Eloise." Later, the name of Montgomery Hall was changed to Lipe House and it was still a hotel. The building was changed when it became the Farmers and Mechanics Bank. Additions were made and a clock on top was added in 1892.

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