The Hawthorne Hotel opened to the public on July 23, 1925. As we approach the 88th anniversary of that date, we thought we would share something we recently acquired which is related to the opening of the hotel.
Last month a guest staying here for her Salem High School class reunion asked to see me. Her name is Rosemarie Byer, and she currently lives in California. In preparation for coming out here for her class reunion she had been going through boxes of things that her mother had collected, and saved, and she found a brochure of the Hawthorne. It appears that her mother or someone in her family had been one of the original shareholders of the hotel. In addition to this letter below, she had an envelope that contained a brochure of the Hawthorne Hotel.
This is the first time we have seen this brochure in recent history (at least the last 15 years that we know of for sure) and we are thrilled to have it in our possession. We send many "thank yous" to Rosemarie Byer for her generous donation to the Hawthorne Hotel archives.
I hope you enjoy this little bit of Hawthorne Hotel history, and of course, I hope to see you here.