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VOL. II., NO. 6.
PINEHURST, N. C, DEC. 2, 1898.
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HOLLY INN OPENS
Many Additions and Improvements Made
During tbe Past Summer.
A New Music Room and Thirty-Two Guest
Rooms Erected Since Last Season.
The Holly Inn, Pinehurst's largest and
finest hotel, opened yesterday for the
season of '98-99 with twenty-five guests.
The Inn, or what was the beginning of
the mammoth structure which now bears
that name, was erected in the fall of
1895, and was first opened to the public
on Jan. 24th of the following year, un
der the management of Mr. and Mrs. J.
11. Atwood; but few who were guests at
the modest building of that date would
recognize the handsome well-appointed
hostelry which now adorns our village.
The first season commencing late and
with the confusion incident to the stu
pendous task of transforming the wilder
ness into the beautiful park which is now
IMnehurst village, the managers of the ho
tel necessarily labored under great disad
vantages, but guests came in such num
bers and all were so well pleased wit h our
healthful climate and the accommoda
tions and comforts that were provided
for them that Mr. Tufts felt justified in
making many improvements and addi
tions during the following summer.
The season of 1896-97 opened auspici
ously under the same management, and
early in the winter it became apparent
that the accommodations were utterly in
adequate to accommodate the increasing
number of guests who were attracted by
its efficient management, excellent ap
pointments and beautiful, healthful sur
roundings. Before the season was over
the building was filled to its utmost cap
acity, and with every vacant house in the
village pressed into its service it was un
able to care for all who applied. It was
thus clear that if the Inn was to continue
to hold and increase its patronage it
would be necessary to make extensive
addition to its accommodations.
In the spring of 1897 plans were made
to increase the Inn to such proportions as
it was expected would be necessary in or
der to provide for all guests who might ap
ply for several years to come. The number
of cottages in the village having proved
unequal to the demand, a number of new
nes were included in the contemplated
improvements, and the summer of that
year was one of great activity in the
building line. The Inn's quota was an
addition that doubled the capacity of the
house, the building being arranged in the
form of a hollow square, a central court
of generous dimensions making it possi
ble to have all rooms in the house receive
a generous share of pure air and sun
shine. This court has been beautified by
growing plants and flowers and is 'a
source of pleasure to the guests and
way here also. As in former years, Mr.
J. II. Atwood was found at the-helm,
but this season he had Mr. Horace F.
Sise of New York as associate manager.
The success of previous winters was re
peated. With all his efforts to keep
ahead of the demand Mr. Tufts found he
had again failed the onlv kind of fail
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pleasing to the eye. In making these
improvements everything was done in
the best possible manner, and numerous
little conveniences were provided to add
to the comfort of its patrons. Several of
the new cottages were reserved f;r the
use of the hotel guests. With these in
creased facilities it was naturally ex-
ure, by the way, that can be attributed
to IMnehurst. The Inn was again filled
and it was found necessary to make
another :ddition of thirty-two guest
rooms during the last summer.
The Inn as it stands to-day is one of
the best equipped hotels in the country.
While not as large as some, for comfort,
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pected that the management would be
able to take care of all who came.
The best laid plans of mice and men
Oft gang aglee.'
The season of 1897-98 brought a host
of new faces, and a large portion of
those who had previously learned to ap-
preciate the exceptional advantages of
fered at this charming resort found their
excellence of appointments and conven
ience it is second to none.
On opening the door of the Inn we find
ourselves in a handsome, commodious
lobby, well lighted with large windows,
and containing a number of tine uphol
stered easy chairs to tempt the tired
guests. At the back, behind a counter,
are arranged the desks of the managers
and their assistants.
lfunning from the lobby at the right
of the grand staircase is a corridor lead
ing past the ladies' parlor, through the
conservatory to the new music room.
This music room is one of the additions
of this season and is built on the site of
the old solarium or sun pagoda. It is oc
tagon shaped, forty feet across, with
fourteen foot studding and is finished 'to
where the roof comes to a point at the
top twenty-eight feet from the floor. On
three sides are bay extensions, that on
the north being filled by a chimney con
taining a huge fireplace of finished brick.
The extension on the east is filled by a
stage for the use of the orchestra, while
that on the south has numerous windows
to admit the sunlight. The inside is fin
ished in natural wood, the cornice ami
wainscot being of handsome hard pine,
with columns of the beautiful curly pine
running from the ceiling to the floor. A
line floor of our native pine has been
laid, and provides an excellent surface
for dancing. The room is well lighted
by numerous large windows of pretty
design, is heated by steam and the fire
place, and contains a profusion of electric
lamps. It presents a very handsome a
pe i ranee both inside and out and cannot
fail to prove one of the most popular
apartments in the house.
To the left of the corridor is the writ
ing room fitted with convenient tables
and all the appurtenances of the scribe,
.lust oil' this room, to the right, is located
the billiard and. pool room containing
first-class tables for the use of lovers of
these games, and against the walls are
placed comfortable chairs for the con
venience of spectators. Both these
rooms have been thoroughly renovated
since last season and are well lighted by
windows during the day and electric
lights at night, and being finished in the
natural color of light wood present a
very cheery appearance.
.lust beyond the writing room is the
dining hall the pride of Holly Inn and
IMnehurst as well. Without doubt this
is one of the handsomest and best ap
pointed rooms of its kind in the country.
It is finished in curly hard pine, a hand
some and costly natural wood, is well
lighted with large windows on three
sides, and contains a great open fire
place at each end. The ceiling is hand
somely frescoed and the walls are of a
warm brown tint that harmonizes with
the natural wood finish. Across the
ceiling are t he great supporting beams of
hard pine along which are placed at fre
quent intervals the numerous electric
lamps in delicately tinted globes of curi
ous shape, which diffuse a soft, pleasant
liffht over the wealth of snowy linen,
glass and silver on the tables below.
These lamps, as well as those arranged
along the walls, are controlled by a sys
tem of switches that permits the use of
as few or as manv as are needed at one
time. There is nothing gaudy about this
room, but all the little details have been
so carried out as to make a perfect whole.