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c. 1911

Black and white image of the Ellen Cove jetty Albany. In the background a large beach going crowd are spread out along the beach from Ellen's Cove with the newly completed (all brick) Middleton Beach Hotel behind them.

Historical information

The new hotel that can be seen here replaced the old original timber Esplanade Hotel destroyed by fire in 1908 and boasted a all modern conveniences, a septic system, electric light, telephones and hot water! Some claimed firsts for Albany included limited undercover garage parking, a children's nursery, drawing and billiards rooms with a patrons dining room able to seat seventy people. The large crowded beach is interestingly unlike a modern scene in that almost no one is swimming, most are fully clothed. The crowd are also sharing the beach with numerous horses, ponies and dogs.



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c. 1911
Albany Historical Society Inc

Albany Historical Society Inc

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