The Straitsmouth Inn, Rockport, Mass., 1908

In a post yesterday, I mentioned the Straitsmouth Inn, which stood on Gap Head from 1906 until it burned to the ground on New Year’s Eve in 1958. Built and operated by Ella S. Wilkinson, the inn could accommodate 100 guests.

Postmarked Aug. 7, 1908, this postcard provides a dramatic view of the inn and the rocky coast. It was published by E.C. McIntire, Gloucester, Mass., and printed in Germany.

For an account of the fire’s aftermath, see After the Straitsmouth Inn Fire.

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2 Responses to The Straitsmouth Inn, Rockport, Mass., 1908

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