April 28, 1891
Lakewood, New Jersey
The Lakewood Hotel was established in 1891 in the temperate, coastal Pine Barrens of New Jersey, a winter resort area frequented by New York society. During the winter season, the names of its fashionable guests were reported in the New York Times. Although the hotel normally closed in mid-May, it remained open past the regular season in 1908 to accommodate the ailing ex-President Grover Cleveland, who convalesced there before returning to his home in Princeton, where he died on June 24 of that year.