SHARON SPRINGS

NAME: Sharon Springs
COUNTY: Schoharie
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 5
CLIMATE: temperate
BEST TIME TO VISIT: anytime
COMMENTS: Semi abandoned resort town on Rt 10 just north of Rt. 20 north of Cobleskill NY
REMAINS: Public baths, resorts and hotels
Sharon Springs was known for its Sulfer baths which were thought to be the fountain of youth. As you decend into the valley this town is in you are overcome with the smell of rotten eggs from the spring. There is one hotel still open the Hotel Adler at the end of town on the hill to your right. Although I have not been there since 89 and my wife in 95 I can vividly remember using my imagination and almost seeing an atmosphere not far from the movie Dirty Dancing. A must see for urban explorers. I have a few photos only one that I can locate and will send later. Submitted by: David Huber


Pool on property of abandoned hotel in Sharon Springs
Courtesy Carolyn Simmons


Inside the White Sulphur Temple, where the spring is accessed. The wooden boards have been washed away due to recent flooding
Courtesy Carolyn Simmons


This is an old schoolhouse that used to be on Chestnut Street in Sharon Springs.  Several yearsago it was moved to Main Street and now it sits next to the small Sharon Springs Museum
Courtesy Carolyn Simmons


Abandoned Hotel
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Addler Hotel
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The Magnesia Temple, ca .1863 is the only remaining structure of the Congress Hall
Complex which originally had bathhouses, gardens and a bandstand.  The temple is
clearly visible from Main Street, but located on a private residence and not available
to the public.
Courtesy Carolyn Simmons


Empty Building
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Ganz House
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Masonic Temple
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Adler Hotel
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On the left hand is the Lower Bath House which belonged to the Pavilion Hotel.  It was build in 1876. The Building was divided into two parts, one side had 52 places for men and the other side had 40 places for women. 
Only one side remains today.  Each suite had a modern slate tub.  The present brick arcaded entryway was build in the
1930s. 
On the right hand side, is White Sulphur Springs.  There is a dipper handy and visitors can sample the bubbling water.
The water is supposed to be good for chronic skin ailments. 
Courtesy Carolyn Simmons


This building used to be a boarding house, but has been newly purchased (2006) and is being made into a Bed and Breakfast. 
Courtesy Carolyn Simmons


This picture was taken inside the old boarding house in Sharon Springs, New York
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This old hotel (originally owned by the Wasserman Family) still stands on Main Street in Sharon Springs.  An old postcard I have boasts that it had elevator service and was fireproofed with automatic sprinklers. It housed the Roseboro Shops until a couple of years ago, and I believe the owners are now fixing it up to be a reception hall for weddings, etc.  
Courtesy Carolyn Simmons


Chalybeate Temple
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The last big hotel to be built (in 1928) in Sharon Springs, New York. It has 150 rooms, a theatre and a ballroom.  It has been purchased by a Korean firm.
Courtesy Carolyn Simmons


Imperial Baths, Main St. Sharon Springs,built in 1927, was designed to impress the visitor with its size and elegance.  The bathhouse was build by the White Sulphur Springs Company.  It could provide 5,000 treatments a day.  Until a few years ago, the Imperial Bath House was open in the summers. 
Courtesy Carolyn Simmons


This building belonged to the Imperial Bathhouse, and still stands next door to the bathhouse. 
Courtesy Carolyn Simmons


Inside the building next to the Imperial Baths


This is a recent picture of some abandoned cabin like motels in Sharon Springs, New York. I think they went by the name of Cabin Camp. 
Courtesy Carolyn Simmons


Abandoned building
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