1917The Tavern was built on Windmill Hill, the site of the former Surfside Hotel.Arts and Culture, Economy and Industry, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture, Local Businesses

The Tavern, Gloucester, Mass., Sawyer Free Library Postcard Collection, NOBLE Digital Heritage, https://omeka-s.noblenet.org/s/gloucester/item/4517.
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W. Henry Smith, the proprietor, welcomed over 100 guests at the opening. The hotel had 18 guest suites, a large dining area with sweeping vistas, and manicured grounds.

Tibbets, Frederick Washington. The Story of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Permanently Settled 1623; an Address. [Gloucester, Clark the printer, 1917, http://archive.org/details/storyofglouceste01tibb. Gloucester Daily Times. “The New Tavern.” May 29, 1917, Vol. 53 No. 8573 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
Gloucester Daily Times. “The New Tavern.” May 29, 1917, Vol. 53 No. 8573 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
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