The Elephant Hotel


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The Elephant Hotel is an historic former hotel which today serves as the town hall in Somers, with the first two floors as the seat of Town government, and the Somers Historical Society and Museum on the third floor.

The Elephant Hotel, a National Historic Landmark,  it was built between 1820 and 1825 by Hachaliah Bailey, a significant figure in the formation of the early travelling menageries in the United States.  It is noted by architectural historians as being representative of a rare,
distinctive example of Federal Period domestic architecture and a distinguished specimen of a rural turnpike hotel.  


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