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Nahant Hotel (near) Boston

Pattern Category: Places

Series: Spread Eagle Border

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Diameter: 8.25 inches


The view on this plate is also in Stevenson's Acorn and Oak Leaves Border series.   Nahant, on a peninsular jutting into Massachusetts Bay north of Boston, became a resort early on, with the first hotel built in 1803.  Daily steamboat runs from Boston commenced in 1818, and by 1826 a stage from the Nahant Hotel made connections twice daily with coaches from Boston and Salem.  The stone hotel seen here, encircled by wooden piazzas on the first and second floors, was built in 1820.  It provided 100 rooms to accommodate the elite of Boston.  It proved a popular summer destination until it burned in 1861.