Flat Rock, NC Hotel Fire, May 1911

FLAT ROCK HOTEL DESTROYED BY FIRE.

Charlotte, N. C., May 8.---Fire of unknown origin entirely destroyed the summer hotel at Flat Rock, a North Carolina mountain resort, two miles from Hendersonville. The hostelry had not opened for the summer, and only two sons of C. E. Roper, the proprietor occupied the place. They had narrow escapes.

The structure was erected at a cost of $20,000 a year ago, and Roper was preparing to sell it Tuesday to an Atlanta man. It was insured for $11,000.

The Columbus Ledger, Columbus, GA 8 May 1911