Historical Location
Name: Schleyer Hotel

Category: Speakeasy and hotel


Condition: Hotel

Inhabitants: The Schleyer family and their workers lived both in and close by the speakeasy

Map Location: E4

Description (ca. 1921): Famous speakeasy and hotel in Rochester, run by the Schleyer, Van Auker, and Hendrick families. For a speakeasy, it was in rather plain view (since Prohibition was a bust in Rochester). Most the patrons were German, considering the speakeasy was located in a predominately German neighborhood. Loyal patrons would often get a free beer when they ordered their meal. (Hendrick, Russel G. "Prohibition Era Rochester: A Family Affair.")