Long Island, NY Shelter Island New Prospect House Hotel Fire, Jun 1942

New Prospect House Hotel

New Prospect House, Widely Known Hotel On Long Island, Burns.

Shelter Island, June 26 (AP).---New Prospect House, for 50 years one of the best-known hostelries on the eastern end of Long Island, was destroyed at 4 A. M. today by a fire of undetermined origin.

The 100-room, six-story frame building burned to the ground. Eighteen guests who were in the house, fleeing in their night clothes, escaped injury as did 60 employes[sic] who were in a nearby annex.

Notables from all walks of life have been guests at the house, which occupied a high promontory overlooking Greenport Harbor off the tip of Eastern Long Island.

Syracuse Herald Journal, Syracuse, NY 26 Jun 1942