The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains—Architecture, History, and the Preservation Record

GORHAM — Architectural historian Bryant Tolles Jr. shares the history and architecture of the grand resort hotel phenomenon and hospitality tourism in the White Mountains of New Hampshire from the pre-Civil War era to the present.

The primary focus is on the surviving grand resort hotels: The Mount Washington Resort. the Mountain View Grand, the Balsams, the Eagle Mountain House and Wentworth Hall and Cottages. Extensive illustrations document these buildings and others no longer in existence.

The presentation will be held on Wednesday, June 28, at 3 p.m. at the Gorham Public Library. located at 35 Railroad St., in Gorham. For more information call (603) 466-2525. 


This is a free presentation, offered by Gorham Public Library and Gorham Senior and Adult Programs. This program is made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities.

Grand hotelMountain View Grand Hotel in Whitefield. (COURTESY PHOTO)