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Remembering the Stratford Hotel Fire

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▶ Newspaper Article

-from the Wheeling News-Register, Monday, March 22, 1936, © Ogden Newspapers; reproduced with permission.

Stratford Hotel Fire

The old Stratford had 84 rooms and was known from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi valley. There was no more popular resort in this part of the country. It was opened May 1, 1907. It was very commodious, having a fine, big veranda, spacious lobby, public dining room, three private dining rooms, ball room, billiard room and writing room. The approach to the hotel was by way of a circular road through a beautiful lawn of flowers and shrubbery, with several tiers of stone steps mounting to the main entrance. The view was remarkable, affording a vista that extended for miles around.

Among the guests at the time of the fire were:

  • Mr. and Mrs. Alex B. Paxton
  • Mr. and Mrs. R.A. McCabe, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. George Whitaker
  • Mr. and Mrs. William H. Pfarr
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cooke and children
  • Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Burt and children
  • Mr. and Mrs. Moscovitz
  • Mrs. Sam Hazlett
  • Mrs. C.J. Milton
  • Mrs. L.C. Stifel
  • Mrs. Helen Alice Pilcher
  • Miss Zelda Blanchard
  • Mrs. Mina Chambers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Therquiel
  • Mr. and Mrs. George Maxwell and children
  • Mrs. J.B. McKee
  • Miss Virginia McKee
  • Mrs. Gertrude Holliday
  • Miss Katherine Pfarr
  • Mrs. M.M. Alderson
  • Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Alderson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Hall
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dave Tappan
  • Mrs. Adelaid Egerter
  • Miss Eva Egerter
  • R.A. McCabe, Sr.
  • George Bremer

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