Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann
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The George Washington Hotel opened in June 1931 on the corner of 10th Street and the Boardwalk in what was then the northern section of Ocean City. At the time of construction, it was the tallest building in town and would remain so until 1970 when the High Point South condominium was built far up the beach on the Gold Coast.

A landmark for ships at sea, the George Washington was the first structure sighted by charter boats returning from the offshore fishing trips. It featured a ballroom on its top floor and also boasted one of the most elegant porches on the Boardwalk.

The George Washington Hotel was demolished in January 1990 and today the Americana Hotel occupies the former site.

Postcard image from Bunk Mann’s collection