Jackson’s Casino and the George Washington Hotel were popular locations during World War II. Jackson’s with its live entertainment and slot machines was Ocean City’s favorite nightclub, while the George Washington was the town’s tallest building and featured a ballroom on its top floor. Located on the Boardwalk between 9th and 10th streets, both were Ocean City landmarks.
Jackson’s became a pin-ball arcade known as the Ocean Casino in the early 1950s but the building was destroyed in the famous March Storm of 1962. In 1963, the Funcade Casino was built at that location.
The George Washington Hotel was demolished in 1990 and the Americana Hotel replaced it on the corner of 10th Street and the Boardwalk.
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