Ocean City History: Harrison Hall, a 20th Century Hotel on a 21st Century Boardwalk
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Ocean City History: Harrison Hall, a 20th Century Hotel on a 21st Century Boardwalk

In the early 1950s, the Harrison Hall Hotel on 14th Street would become the northernmost hotel on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Motel Row, between 15th Street and 33rd,…

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Ocean City History: The Carousel paves the way for Ocean City’s northern end
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Ocean City History: The Carousel paves the way for Ocean City’s northern end

The Carousel, a sky-grazing oceanfront hotel and condominium building on 118th Street, is a relic of mid-century Ocean City that’s withstood the test of time — though not…

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Ocean City History: The 94-year-old Lankford Hotel is for sale
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Ocean City History: The 94-year-old Lankford Hotel is for sale

On Dec. 2, The Daily Times reported that the Lankford Hotel, a historic hotel that sits on the Boardwalk at 8th Street, was listed for sale by Coldwell…

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Remembering Ocean City icon Billy Thompson, founder of Billy’s Sub Shop
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Remembering Ocean City icon Billy Thompson, founder of Billy’s Sub Shop

William “Billy” Thompson, the founder of Billy’s Sub Shop, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 27 at his home in Florida.  The impact that Billy made on Ocean City, beginning…

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Ocean City History: Photos from the First Historic House Tour
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Ocean City History: Photos from the First Historic House Tour

Ocean City’s downtown is replete with old buildings, some of them dating back to the 19th century and still functioning as they were originally intended to today. On…

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Ocean City History: Photos of the Plimhimmon Hotel (Plim Plaza) Over the Centuries
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Ocean City History: Photos of the Plimhimmon Hotel (Plim Plaza) Over the Centuries

Origins of the Plimhimmon, one of Ocean City’s original hotels The Plimhimmon Hotel was built in 1894 and owned by Rosalie Tilghman Shreve. It was one of the…

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‘Archives and Artifacts’ Exhibit Features Advertising Hand Fans
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‘Archives and Artifacts’ Exhibit Features Advertising Hand Fans

For the month of December the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum will be exhibiting The Fire of 1925 in our changing exhibit entitled “Archives and Artifacts.” This new…

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Ocean City’s Whispering Giant: About the Inlet totem pole
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Ocean City’s Whispering Giant: About the Inlet totem pole

For decades, a 20 ft. wood-carved sculpture of a Native American has called the Ocean City Inlet, right on the boards overlooking the Atlantic ocean, his home. He…

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Exploring Trimper’s Haunted House
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Exploring Trimper’s Haunted House

Happy Halloween! Earlier this week, I wrote a story on dark ride enthusiast Brandon Seidl, who knows pretty much everything about Trimper’s Haunted House. Seidl also has a…

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A Brief History of Ocean City, Maryland
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A Brief History of Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City has a wonderful and storied past. An Englishman named Thomas Fenwick,the namesake of the Delaware resort that borders Ocean City to the north, once owned the…

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