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Ocean View Hotel, Block Island c. 1940

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Ocean View Hotel, Block Island c. 1940

Description

Image of the Ocean View Hotel located on Block Island, R.I., c. 1940.

Nicholas Ball built the Oceanview Hotel, the largest hotel on Block Island, in 1872.  He made his fortune in the California Gold Rush of the 1840’s.  President Ulysses S. Grant stayed at the Oceanview Hotel and held a special session with the U.S. Supreme Court so its members would not have to interrupt their vacations by returning to Washington.  The Oceanview Hotel burned to the ground in 1966.
Source: Block Island Tourism Council

See also:
Block Island State Airport terminal (GRS4.2), 2008

Ground-water Resource of Block Island, Rhode Island, 1964

Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission:  Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982

Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and Architectural Resources Preliminary Reports, 1978-1991

Guide to Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Division of Tourism photographs


Department of Economic Development - Videotapes, Tourism, 1977-1992

Creator

Rhode Island. Dept. of State (Recreational Advertising)

Source

2011-27

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

c. 1940

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

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photo

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Citation

Rhode Island. Dept. of State (Recreational Advertising), "Ocean View Hotel, Block Island c. 1940," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #627, http://www.sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/627 (accessed December 21, 2014).