manhanset-house

Fig. 3: This photograph of 1888 shows the elegant Manhanset Hotel on Dering Harbor. The resort hired African Americans as waiters and porters for the summer months.  Built in 1874, to serve the new vacation visitors, it burnt down in 1896 was rebuilt and continued to serve well-heeled vacationers until another fire in 1906. Equally imposing was Prospect House in the Heights. The latter burned in the twenties but, rebuilt, survived until, as the New Prospect Hotel, it burned a final time in 1942. 
(photo courtesy of the SIHS Archives)

Fig. 3: This photograph of 1888 shows the elegant Manhanset Hotel on Dering Harbor. The resort hired African Americans as waiters and porters for the summer months. Built in 1874, to serve the new vacation visitors, it burnt down in 1896 was rebuilt and continued to serve well-heeled vacationers until another fire in 1906. Equally imposing was Prospect House in the Heights. The latter burned in the twenties but, rebuilt, survived until, as the New Prospect Hotel, it burned a final time in 1942.
(photo courtesy of the SIHS Archives)

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