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Deer Park in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Deer Park Hotel

 
 
Deer Park Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats
1. Deer Park Hotel Marker
Inscription. 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 the Maryland Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 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); Altamont – Confederate Railroad Raid (approx. 2.8 miles away); You Were Gone Before We Knew It (approx. 3.1 miles away); The First Garrett County Courthouse
Marker and Former Grounds of the Deer Park Hotel image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 6, 2006
2. Marker and Former Grounds of the Deer Park Hotel
(approx. 4.1 miles away); Cobbler Shop In 1859 (approx. 4.2 miles away); Welcome to Dailey’s Park (approx. 4.2 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 . . .
1. Deer Park Hotel. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 9, 2006.) 

2. About Deer Park Natural Spring Water. (Submitted on August 9, 2006.)
 
Additional keywords. B&O Railroad
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars
 
Deer Park Hotel Postcard image. Click for full size.
J. J. Prats Postcard Collection
3. Deer Park Hotel Postcard
Deer Park Hotel Facade Reproduction at Dailey's Park in Oakland image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats
4. Deer Park Hotel Facade Reproduction at Dailey's Park in Oakland
The Deer Park Hotel facade on the Historical Society building in Oakland, with the cupola, the gazebo (behind the electric pole) on the left, and the gas house on the far right. There is more information on the Deer Park Hotel on the Dailey's Park marker page (which see).
Marker and Hotel site, 1975 image. Click for full size.
Ronald L. Andrews - Maryland Historical Trust (Historic Sites Survey), May 1975
5. Marker and Hotel site, 1975
Marker is on the far right.
Marker and Hotel site, 1975 image. Click for full size.
Ronald L. Andrews - Maryland Historical Trust (Historic Sites Survey), May 1975
6. Marker and Hotel site, 1975
Marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,555 times since then and 107 times this year. Last updated on February 15, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 28, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on July 30, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on March 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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