THE SHORTEST HOTEL LIFESPAN IN ARVERNE

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The Holmehurst Hotel/Inn, was noted as being in Edgemere, BUT was actually on Beach 63rd Street in Arverne. First noted as the Cottage Hotel in 1908, it was next written as the Holmehurst when it burned to the ground in 1909. This hotel had the shortest lifespan in Arverne and was the first great hotel fire in the Rockaways. Guests were routed from sleep in the early morning hours to safety. This is the ONLY known photo of the Holmehurst Hotel.

 

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