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The Place to Stay Back in the Day

It is Wednesday, so "What is in the attic with Jim"?

It's Thanksgiving tomorrow and lots of folks are traveling and staying in hotels on their way to visiting with their families. In days gone by, the Gaston Hotel was the place to stay in New Bern. Here are a 1910 postcard and a 1935 postcard of the Gaston Hotel on South Front Street, courtesy of our good friend Ernie Richardson (in the Ernest Richardson III postcard collection).

 

 

The Gaston Hotel later became the Governor Tryon Hotel and burned to the ground in the 1960's. We're still learning about the history of this landmark hotel, so stay tuned for more.

 

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