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Deer Park Hotel swimming pool


The Deer Park Hotel was a vacation resort in the Appalachian Mountains of Western Maryland, in the small town of Deer Park, Maryland in Garrett County. Constructed in 1873 on land owned by a former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) employee and West Virginia Senator Henry Gassaway Davis, the hotel was heavily promoted by the B&O railroad as cool and breeze-filled during otherwise hot city summers and 8 hours by express train from Baltimore and 11 hours by express train from Cincinnati, Ohio. It became a favorite resort for wealthy and prominent citizens of the Baltimore/Washington area. This photograph shows the hotel's indoor swimming pool, with people in the pool and a girl on the diving board, 1905.





8 x 10 inches


1 photograph

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Garrett Co., Md. - Hotels, Inns, and Taverns - Deer Park Hotel - Deer Park, 1905

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