Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

The Alamo Court was the first motel in Worcester County. Bill Weaver, a former World War II fighter pilot, bought two acres along the then new Route 50 entrance to Ocean City in 1946 and hired contractor Ridge Harman, Sr. to build a 40-unit motel. Weaver had been stationed in San Antonio, Texas during his Army Air Force training and designed his motel to resemble the original Alamo, which is located in that city.

Harman went on to build other motels in the area, including the Miami Court, Ocean City’s first motel in 1948, and the Seascape, the first Boardwalk motel in 1954. The Miami Court was torn down several years ago but both the Alamo and Seascape have survived. Although both have modernized over the years, their outward appearance remains remarkably unchanged.

Photo courtesy of Roscoe Nelson