Watergate Motel

Front of a postcard published in 1956-57. It shows the layout of the motel site has remained the same.

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The reverse side of the postcard showing motel amenities. Lists managers as Russ and Winnie Sizemore.

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A top down satellite picture of the Watergate Motel.

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Known Name(s)

Watergate Motel ()
Watergate Motor Inn (Secondary)


Albany Post Rd. Croton-on-the-Hudson, NY (Primary) (1963, 1964, 1966)
(81 Furnace Dock Rd. Croton-on-Hudson , New York 10520) (Modern Address)

Establishment Type(s)


Physical Status



The motel consists of a number of separate one-story buildings, some octagonal in shape and some rectangular. The property also includes a pond. The octagonal buildings are clad in brick and feature a cupola. The office, located near the public road and main parking area, combines the octagonal and rectangular forms.  

Detailed History

Russ & Winnie Sizemore were at one point managers. From newspaper articles, it seems to have been a site of regular police interaction as well as a semi-permanent residence for travelers.

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