Earlier this month, we posted an article having to do with tracing the history of #10 Main Avenue—the Pine Tree Inn. Below is a link that describes what the HSOG thought was the evolution of a classic 19th century hotel building to a much different-appearing inn that we would all now recognize.
Supposedly, the drastic change occurred some time in the 20th century. But the two buildings look so different, that we heard from a prior owner who sent us two postcards, 1916 and 1918 which show #10 Main Avenue looking like it does today. This individual thinks that the old Victorian was on Ocean Pathway and not at the current location of #10 Main. We may need a forensic expert to figure this one out. Thanks to Traci Stein who shared her proof that the Pine Tree Inn looked the same so early in the last century.
On top is the 1918 old postcard in which the white building is seen from the side on the left side, first in the row. Also note the winged statue in the foreground. I believe it had some religious significance. An attempt to raise funds to restore and replace that sculpture never panned out, but would Grovers really want that back today?
So, it is still possible that the changeover did occur before that, or maybe the HSOG is wrong in their assessment. The ball is now in their court.
ADELE: “A Million Years Ago.”
Editor’s Music Note: This Adele song sounds almost identical to a song called “Yesterday When I Was Young.” It was written by Charles Aznavour, and here is Julio Iglesias to remind you. Can someone spell plagiarism? In researching this, it seems that I am not the first to point this out. —-Paul Goldfinger , Editor @Blogfinger