In 1922 a group of entrepreneurs from New Jersey met at Atlantic City country club and formed the oceanfront hotel corporation. their purpose? building a stately seaside hotel that would compete with the best hotels in America to provide a resting place for successful businessmen and their families. one that would combine all the modern conveniences and yet maintain an Air of elegance suitable to their positions. named after the American cemetery in Belgium where soldiers were killed and buried in World War I the Flanders was built in the Spanish mission revival style that would later be accompanied by the chatterbox restaurant the ocean city music pier the golden Galion shops on the boardwalk and Grace Kelly's family home at 26th and Wesley. This hotel set the classic tone for the town. Vivian Smith, A local, but nationally renowned architect designed the hotel. Constructed of steel girders and concrete this hotel was billed as fireproof a major construction at the time. From its origin to date the Flanders has survived major boardwalk fires and every major storm and hurricane. In 1929 the stock market crash caused economic hardship for the corporation and Elwood Kirkman assumed ownership in 1932. Despite the hard times Kirkman maintained the hotel and it's grand Manor in first class status. I believe this unit was Elwoods own personal suite.
Corner of 11th and Ocean Avenue
Listing Price: $1,249,000
Property Status: Removed
Residential For Sale