The Adler Hotel is a 150-room, five-story hotel in Sharon Springs, New York, that was operated from 1929 until 2004. Known for its therapeutic sulfur baths, it catered primarily to a Jewish clientele who traveled to Sharon Springs in the summers. Ed Koch worked as a busboy at the hotel in 1946. The hotel was actually scouted as a possible location for the filming of Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining. Today, the imposing structure sits on the south end of Main Street, empty and foreboding.
Though trespassing on the property is strictly prohibited, photographer Calvin Calloway risked life, limb and a rap sheet to capture these haunting images of Sharon Springs’ gilded past.