Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Emory Grove Hotel Nov. 2007

This is a photo of the hotel at Emory Grove Md. I caught the maple tree with about half of the leaves. To bad I didn't get it sooner.

Emory Grove is where my cottage is located. I want to show some of the before and after photos of the work we have been doing on the cottage these last couple of years.

I wanted to practice uploading photos and the hotel is the first one I have done. I am sorry I didn't get this tree with all of the leaves still on it. The photo was taken a couple of weeks ago.

The hotel was built in 1887 and was one of three on the grounds. It is the only one left standing. Emory Grove is in Glyndon Md. and was a Methodist summer camp and retreat. People would come to the grove for worship services and to get away from the Baltimore hot summers. Emory Grove dates back to 1868 and predates Glyndon by a few years.

People would come by street car, carriage and trains. In the early years they had very large tents on wooden platforms. They would have furniture and other amentities in those tents. They would bring their servants and nurses and stay the summer months of July and August. The summer cottages were built starting about the mid teens. There are 47 cottages on the grounds and haven't changed much since they were built.

I will try and get some more photos up soon. I just need to practice the best way to do this.

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