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Gingerbread Hotel: 1904

Gingerbread Hotel: 1904

1904. "Hotel Velvet, Old Orchard, Maine." The seaside resort and its ocean pier. Three years later, in a denouement that Shorpyites can recite in their sleep, the place burned to the ground. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Added information of the fire.

The great fire of 1907 actually burned the entire beachfront including this hotel.

http://www.harmonmuseum.org/local-history

Lousy fires.

I have a strong feeling that most of these old structures would have been torn down regardless. Most unfortunate because they truly are wonderful buildings.

Golly, what a nice day.

A mile of balcony and nobody sitting outside.

History Repeats itself

We were there on vacation on July 19, 1969 when the pier burnt.

It's a giant peanut

I can't find much about Peanutine on the interwebs, but it appears to have been a peanut confection sold in Maine from these charming peanut-shaped donkey carts in the early part of the 20th century.

Is he riding a giant pickle?

or is that some other native flora from Maine?

[Mr. Peanutine. - Dave]

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