The Port Byron Hotel, once called the National Hotel, represents the many public places in Cayuga County where African American men and women, many of them freedom seekers, worked on a daily basis, as an integral part of the life of the whole community. Port Byron was one of Cayuga County’s abolitionist hotspots.
This hotel is a brick, square Greek Revival
building, with a wide frieze all around, small frieze windows on the
size, a double portico with four Doric columns across the front, and a