Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains

Saturday evening July 8 at 7 pm at the Whitney Community Center in Jackson

Please join the Friends of the Jackson Public Library for “The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains- Architecture, History, and the Preservation Record” presented by architectural historian Bryant Tolles, Jr. Saturday evening July 8 at 7 pm. Please note that this event will take place at the Whitney Community Center in Jackson, NH.

Bryant Tolles, Jr. will share the history and architecture of the grand resort hotel phenomenon and hospitality tourism in the White Mountains of New Hampshire from the pre-Civil War era to the present. The primary focus will be on the five surviving grand resort hotels: The Mount Washington Resort; the Mountain View Grand; the Balsams; and two resorts right here in Jackson: Eagle Mountain House and Wentworth Hall and Cottages. Bryant will be showing extensive illustrations documenting these buildings and others that are no longer in existence.

History professor and museum director Bryant Tolles, Jr. is the author of books on New Hampshire and Salem, Massachusetts architecture, the grand resort, hotels of the White Mountains, the summer cottages of the White Mountains, the resort hotels of the Adirondacks (NY), the resort hotels of the New England seacoast, and college and university architecture in New England before 1860. A graduate of Yale College, he earned his MAT in American Studies at Yale and PhD in American and New England History at Boston University.

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This lecture is free and open to the public although a $5.00 donation is welcome to offset presenter expenses. For more information, please contact the Jackson Public Library at 603-383-9731.

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