Mount Airy, GA Hotel Monterey Fire, Jul 1907

Mount Airy Hotel Burned.

Atlanta, Ga., July 6.---The Hotel Monterey, a summer resort at Mount Airy, Ga., and about 100 miles east of Atlanta, was destroyed by fire this afternoon. Loss $75,000, no insurance. The Wilcox cottage, adjoining the hotel, also was burned, with a loss of $8,000. No lives lost.

The State, Columbia, SC 7 Jul 1907


Mt. Airy, GA Hotels

Two of the hotels that served tourists were the Mt. Airy Hotel, built by Colonel Wilcox in 1886, and the Monterey Hotel, built by the Gresham brothers of Virginia in 1902. The three-story, 150-room, 50-bath Monterey Hotel was destroyed by fire, rebuilt in 1907, then destroyed by fire again several years later. The City Hall and post office are now located on the site where the hotel stood.

Habersham County, GA - Town of Mt. Airy History