The Waterford Hotel
The Waterford Hotel, built in the 1880's originally was a private home. It is one of Waterford's finest examples of Victorian architecture. It has many typical characteristics, with its steep roof, narrow windows and gingerbread trim. Victorian architecture is often referred to as having restless silhoutettes because the main outline of the building is continually broken by protruding towers, bays and porches. The Hotel is a fine example of this architecture.
The house remained a private home through a number of families. It was the scene of one of the most beautiful weddings in the area when Miss Eva Henry, and elocution teacher, descended the beautiful staircase with her train covering the stairs from the top to bottom. The wedding took place in the Bay Room as she became the bride of Dr. Raleigh Barnes, a local dentist. Shortly after the wedding, the hotel started functioning as a hotel instead of a private residence. It has been called the Green Goose Inn and Camp Inn in its earlier years. It was probably at its grandest in the 1920's and 1930's when fresh flowers were the norm and beautiful chandeliers and exquisite furniture filled the rooms. It was the site of numerous weddings, parties, proms and dances over the years.
It is said to be haunted by numerous ghosts from times passed!
The Waterford Hotel presently functions as The Waterford Hotel Tavern and Steakhouse.