Newport's Hotels and Tourism / Les Hotels de Newport et le Tourisme
The grand Memphremagog House, c. 1838-1907, the core of which was one of the original buildings constructed on Main Street, dominated the hotel business in Newport, though a few other smaller hotels were also built downtown, near the railroad station and the wharf. The Memphremagog House, built in six stages, housed the post office during the mid-1800's, and later various shops and offices, including the National Bank of Newport. The Lake House, built parallel to the railroad bridge in 1865, was the first constructed after the arrival of the railroad. In 1903, The Raymond House, a four-story hotel, replaced The Lake House. In 1873, the Bellevue House, a three-story hotel, was built directly across from the Memphremagog House and in 1878 was renamed the Newport House. It was considered an excellent public house by traveling men. The Hurst Hotel and Restaurant, a smaller hotel, was located next to the railroad tracks and was popular with the railroad workers. Unfortunately, none of these establishments remain standing.
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• Early View of the Memphremagog House circa late 1800's
• Main Street, Newport circa 1800's
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• Vue ancienne du Memphremagog House circa late 1800's
• Rue Principale de Newport circa 1800's
Erected by Memphremagog Historical Society. (Marker Number 5.)
Location. 44° 56.193′ N, 72° 12.453′ W. Marker is in Newport, Vermont, in Orleans County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 5) west of Railroad Square, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Main Street, Newport VT 05855, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lane Opera House / Le « Lane Opera House » (within shouting distance of this marker); Tour Boats on the Lake / Les Bateaux de Randonnée sur le Lac (within shouting distance of this marker); Pomerleau Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Northern Forest Canoe Trail (about 300 feet away); The Arrival of the Railroad / L'Arrivée du Chemin de Fer (about 300 feet away); Early 19th Century Newport / Newport au dèbut du 19e siècle (about 400 feet away); Early 20th Century, Newport / Newport au début du 20e siècle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newport's Fire Fighters / Les Pompiers de Newport (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
Also see . . . Historical Walking Tour of Newport, Vt. Brochure. (Submitted on August 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.