Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Bay Shore Beach & Resort
Early Vacation Spot for Blacks in the South
What began as a four-room cottage in 1898 grew into a four-story beachfront hotel with 70 rooms and long porches facing the water. There was a dance hall that brought in famous entertainers like Cab Calloway, James Brown and Dizzy Gillespie. On August 23, 1933, a major hurricane decimated the resort. It was later rebuilt by the New Bay Shore Corporation and the new Bay Shore Amusement Park operated well into
Members of the Bay Shore Hotel Company were J.H. Evans, J.L. Fountain, Thomas Harmond D.R. Lewis, F.D. Banks, Robert R. Morton, Alexander Gardiner, Jr., John M. Phillips, and Richard R. Palmer.
Erected by City of Hampton/Civil War Trails.
Location. 37° 2.21′ N, 76° 17.568′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is on South Resort Boulevard 0.1 miles south of Point Comfort Avenue when traveling south. Touch for map. Located near the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 S Resort Blvd, Hampton VA 23664, 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. Bay Shore Hotel (here, next to this marker); Buckroe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harbor Defense Regimental Distinctive Insignia (approx. 1.8 miles away); Phoebus - The Gateway To The New World (approx. 2 miles away); Saint Mary Star Of The Sea And Its School (approx. 2 miles away); Camp Hamilton (approx. 2.1 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Phoebus (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
Categories. African Americans • Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas •
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