1849The Pavilion Hotel was built on Pavilion Beach.Arts and Culture, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture, Tourism

Procter Brothers, Pavilion Hotel, Gloucester, c. 1850, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library, https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/92a757a0-c544-012f-efc0-58d385a7bc34
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The Pavilion Hotel was built for Sidney Mason and was Gloucester’s first summer resort hotel. Mason himself helped the architect S. Charles Bugbee design the building, that was then constructed by White and Winchester. The hotel offered spectacular views and walks, both coastal and inland, and bathing was available all along the public beach that stretched to the Fort. It eventually became the Surfside Hotel and burned on Saturday, October 17, 1914.

Garland, Joseph E. The Gloucester Guide: A Stroll through Place and Time. The History Press ed, The History Press, 2004. Fitz Henry Lane | Historical Materials. https://fitzhenrylaneonline.org/historical_material/?section=Pavilion+Hotel.
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