Earlier this month George Krewson III sent in this-
My Dad purchased the Oceanside Hotel at Magnolia in 1931. I was 6 at the time. He kept it until 1946. Dad had no idea how to operate a hotel, having most previous experience in the building business. When the 1929 depression hit he was out of building and just happened to acquire the Oceanside by what he called “trading cats for dogs.” He and Mom learned quickly, and within a few years a guest suggested that they journey down to Thomasville, GA and have a look a winter resort inn there. They liked what they saw and purchased the inn. Each year for the next 11 years they thrived on the resort hotel business–the Oceanside at Magnolia in the summer, and the Three Toms Inn at Thomasville in the winter, Needless to say I cam to really love growing up in the business. Then came WW II and changes in all family’s lives.
Magnolia and the Oceanside, in particular, will always remain as a fond memory.
George Krewson III
and now he follows up with this-
Oceanside Hotel first floor plan
In going through some files recently I came across the main lobby/dining area floor plan of the Oceanside Hotel I had scketched from memory about 10 years back. Odd how things like that can stick in one’s mind. I hadn’t been in the place since the early 40’s. Some fond memories.
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