Boston, MA Winthrop Beach Hotel Fire, Nov 1910

Hotel Ruins

TWO DYING; FIRE IN HOTEL.

THIRTY-FIVE OTHER OCCUPANTS OF HOSTELRY NEAR BOSTON ESCAPE FROM FLAMES WHICH ATTACK HOUSE.

Boston, Nov. 26. -- In a wild scramble to escape from flames which destroyed YOUNG'S hotel at Winthrop Beach a mother and her son leaped from the windows and were so frightfully injured that probably neither can recover. The 35 remaining occupants escaping uninjured.
The hotel was burned to the ground, together with the garage in the rear and two adjoining cottages known as the Idle Hour and the Commonwealth.
The total loss will probably be considerable in excess of $50,000.
The injured are MRS. JOHN C. BEGGS and her son, JOHN C. BEGGS, JR., aged 17 years, of Springfield.

Oelwein Daily Register Iowa 1910-11-26

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possible source for pic

http://www.petescardsinmaine.com/winthrop-beach-massachusetts-postcard-youngs-hotel/

closest thing to a photo I could find

This hotel was owned by

This hotel was owned by Adoniram J. Young, my great grandfather. My grandmother, Alice Mary Young, was a little girl when this fire occurred... their house was elsewhere on the property and not affected by the fire. She told the story of being awakened in the middle of the night and looking out the window and seeing the hotel engulfed in flames. She would be afraid of being caught in a building fire for the rest of her life. She had pictures of the hotel (not photos but more like architectural renderings... something her father had made for the hotel akin to Harvey House dishes) on the wall in her house throughout my growing up.

young's hotel - winthrop, mass.

http://www.petescardsinmaine.com/winthrop-beach-massachusetts-postcard-youngs-hotel/

only thing I could find

Young's Hotel

Is there any way I can get a higher resolution copy of this photo? Do you know of any photos of the hotel prior to the fire? My ancestors owned this hotel.