First Holly Inn, Christmas Cove, 1906Item 79551 info
South Bristol Historical Society
At Christmas Cove a mile or so south of South Bristol village, the same scenario was taking place.
Several families began to take in boarders during the summer; then came the hotels.
Edward Thorpe built the forty-room Holly Inn in 1904. His family home next door was enlarged as the Rutherford House and used as an annex.
Three years later, this Holly Inn burned to the ground.