Deer Park in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Deer Park Hotel
Built by the B&O Railroad, opened July 4, 1873 and operated until 1929. Razed 1942. This was one of the most exclusive mountain resorts in the east. Many nationally prominent people, including four United States Presidents, were guests here.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1861.
Location. 39° 25.097′ N, 79° 19.816′ W. Marker is in Deer Park, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on Hotel Drive south of Hotel Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland MD 21550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cleveland Cottage (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Cardinal Gibbons (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleveland Cottage and Site of Deer Park Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Garrett County Road Workers' Strike Remembering Sept. 10, 1959 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Altamont (approx. 2.8 miles away); B&O Railroad Station (approx. 2.8 miles away); Garrett County's Honored War Dead (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deer Park.
Regarding Deer Park Hotel. The land on which the hotel stood has been subdivided and a number of unassuming homes have been built on some lots. A few of the hotel's cottages, the size of Victorian mansions, still exist on the periphery of the property.
The nearby Boiling Spring provided pure mountain water for the hotel. The spring's water was also bottled and sold by the railroad during the hotel's heyday. Deer Park Spring Water is still sold today, by Nestle, but sourced from a number of springs in various northeast states, including the Deer Park Spring.
Also see . . . Deer Park Hotel. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 9, 2006.)
Additional keywords. B&O Railroad
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