Thursday, July 21, 2011

New England Summer Thursday

Phew, what a week it's been!  We're doing lots of fun summer activities with Handy Boy.  Better late than never for this post in our New England summer series.

Since I'm so obsessed with the Mount Washington area, here's some info about the Mount Washington Hotel.  Rob and I were lucky enough to stay there once, so I have some photos:

  • The Mount Washington Hotel near Mount Washington first opened in 1902.
  • The hotel cost 1.7 million dollars to build.
  • The hotel has approximately 200 guest rooms.
  • The builder, Joseph Stickney, hired 250 artisans especially for the granite and masonry.
  • The hotel closed in 1942 due to declining profits during the depression, and the advent of World War II.
  • The Bretton Woods monetary conference took place in 1944.  It established the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Have you ever heard of the Mount Washington Hotel?  Have you ever stayed there?


Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Looks like a gorgeous building and I love the backdrop!
Those grand old hotels are so wonderful. They don't build them like that anymore unfortunately.

I have been to New Hampshire a few times on business in the late 80's but did not get a chance to do much sight-seeing. I think I need to get back out that way and visit again soon!

Thanks for sharing both of your posts on this scenic area!

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

These are beautiful photos. You are making me want to visit New Hampshire!

I once dated a guy from New Hampshire. In fact, he was a student at UNH. We met the night that clocks are turned back an hour. And he broke up with me the night we turn our clocks forward. Twilight Zone, or just New Hampshire?

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