Ever wonder where some of Cape May's grand old hotels once stood? Is it hard to picture where the large inns that helped shape America's oldest seaside resort were located? Then this is the video for you!
Courtesy of Exit Zero's new coffee table book celebrating 400 years of Cape May History, 'The First Resort,' we present to you this video by Ben Miller. Come check us out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/The-First-Resort/92455517997?ref=mf
The Christian Admiral never made a profit for any of its owners and was the cause of six bankruptcies. Nonetheless, it was a gorgeous hotel and one of the most recognizable and beloved buildings in Cape May. The people who liquidated McIntire's organization shopped the hotel around, but it was deemed too far gone to save. Engineer estimates were $20 million and above, just to make it structurally sound and from $60-$80 million to restore it.
The hotel was razed in 1996.
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Picture credits go to Phil Montano. Music by Ryan Jo Rachwan. Video by Ben Miller, Historical Editor for Exit Zero Magazine and author of the bestselling book, The First Resort and the upcoming new book, Cape