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Hotel Alberta, Old Orchard Beach, 1903

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Hotel Alberta, Old Orchard Beach, 1903

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The resort Hotel Alberta at Old Orchard Beach was built in 1898 on the lower portion of Old Orchard Street.

Selden W. Holt owned it until it burned on August 15, 1907.

A young woman in one of the hotels who knocked over an oil lamp while she was curling her hair started the fire. The fire quickly spread and destroyed 17 hotels, 20 stores and 60 cottages.

The Hotel Alberta was never rebuilt.

Other Information


  • Title: Hotel Alberta, Old Orchard Beach, 1903
  • Creator: Libby, R. Cutler
  • Creation Date: 1903
  • Subject Date: 1903
  • Town: Old Orchard Beach
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions (cm): 13 x 18
  • Local Code: Coll. 423, Box 3/7
  • Collection: Libby, R. Cutler glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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