Brochure for the Elmwood Hotel, Waterville, ca. 1900
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First opened in 1850, the Elmwood Hotel in Waterville was once considered one of the best in the state. Located near the Maine Central Railroad station and Waterville's Main Street, the hotel boasted of fine bedrooms and suites, a superb dining room, and accessibility to all of the area's finest attractions. After extolling on the amenities available at the Elmwood, this pamphlet advertises the attractions of "Waterville, the Garden City of Maine," and the rest of the area and details the cost and time to get to them. The hotel succeeded until travelers began using the highway rather than the train, which coincided with the decline of Waterville's Main Street and rise of stores away from the City's center. The building itself was demolished during Waterville's Urban Renewal project in the 1960s.