Old Point Comfort Resort: Hospitality, Health and History on Virginia's Chesapeake Bay

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No more inviting spot on the whole Atlantic Seaboard!

The Chamberlin Hotel Still Stands Today as a dominant landmark along the Hampton Roads Harbor. This restored hotel symbolizes the days when Old Point Comfort was the premier health and holiday resort in the South. The Hygeia and Chamberlin were grand hotels that lavishly catered to invalids, travelers and vacationers seeking relief from the summer's heat during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Steamships and ...

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Overview

No more inviting spot on the whole Atlantic Seaboard!

The Chamberlin Hotel Still Stands Today as a dominant landmark along the Hampton Roads Harbor. This restored hotel symbolizes the days when Old Point Comfort was the premier health and holiday resort in the South. The Hygeia and Chamberlin were grand hotels that lavishly catered to invalids, travelers and vacationers seeking relief from the summer's heat during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Steamships and trains brought hundreds daily to enjoy Old Point Comfort. These elegant buildings combined a luxurious health resort and waterfront atmosphere with military bands, parades, promenades, historic sites, fresh breezes and the promise of courtship. Longtime Fort Monroe resident and Hampton historian John V. Quarstein has woven together tales and images, recipes and artifacts to tell the wonderful story of the Old Point Comfort Resort.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596294851
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/7/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,522,675
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Honorable Molly Joseph Ward 7

A Note from Drucker & Falk Wendy Drucker 9

A Remembrance Honorable Ross E. Kearney 11

Acknowledgements 13

Introduction 15

Chapter 1 Old Point Comfort 19

Chapter 2 In Her Sepulcher Down By the Sea 23

Chapter 3 Enter Harrison Phoebus 37

Chapter 4 The Chamberlin 45

Chapter 5 Where Mars and Venus Collide 56

Chapter 6 Rebirth 69

Chapter 7 Old Point Renaissance 88

Appendix I Old Point Comfort Resort Recipes 97

Appendix II The Colonel's Capitulation, by Julian Street and Frank Finney 141

About the Authors 159

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