Historic Lodgings of Ocean City: The Fisher Collection

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This is a visual history of the architecture of tourist accommodations in Maryland’s famous beach resort. These have ranged from the Atlantic Hotel to the most recent chain hotels and condominiums that have so altered the streetscapes and skyline of the barrier island. Ocean City’s architectural evolution paralleled national developments; it began on boardwalk-adjacent and beachfront sites with turreted and gabled cottages and shingle-clad Victorian hotels. By the 1920s, porticoed boardwalk hostelries emerged, and as the popularity of the automobile increased, auto camps and groups of cottages developed into motor courts and mom-and-pop motels during the mid-20th century. After the 1970s, lodgings changed, with infill condominium blocks, time-shares, and megastructures casting afternoon shadows across the beach.
ISBN: 9781467109260
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 275
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Written by Robert M. Craig, this book is illustrated with postcards from the Fisher Collection, compiled by Kathy and Bob Fisher and one of the most extensive visual resources on the Eastern Shore.
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