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Deer Park, page 16


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home was at the "Anchorage," near by, between 300 and 400 acres of the tract of land originally known as "Peace and Plenty," adjoining Deer Park on the west. At one time the Baltimore and Ohio considered erecting the hotel in the grove of white oak trees north of the railroad just east of Terra Alta, W. Va.

After preliminary clearing of the site, which took about a year, work began officially on the construction of the Main Building on July 4, 1872, under the watchful eye of the architect, Mr. Baldwin, and the Baltimore and Ohio's 2nd Vice President, William P. Keyser. The hotel was built in the Swiss Alpine style, Mr. Garrett having noted and admired this type of building while on a trip to Europe some time previously. It was constructed of native white pine with roof of slate of contrasting colors, and heavy tin. It was four stories in height above a stone basement which also was above ground. The latter was used in the early days as a cafe and even for 'sleeping quarters when guests could not be accommodated elsewhere in the hotel. Later it was used for the golf shop, carpenter and plumber




ID:
gctg172

Creator:
Robert Browning Garrett

Notes:
PICTURE OF DEEPEST SNOWDRIFT ON RECORD Cutting open a section of Rt. 38 at Frank Dewitt's near Deer Park, Maryland. Bruce Lohr is in the foreground. Picture taken in February 1936. Through the courtesy of Robert B. Garrett, Baltimore, Maryland. The picture was taken by Nelle C. Nethken, now Mrs. R. B. Garrett.

Date:
1956

Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Subject:
Maryland, History

Coverage:
Western Maryland, 1750-1963

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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