Glens Falls, NY Hotel Fire, June 1909

Hotel On Fire

LAKE GEORGE LOSES HOTEL.

THE FORT WILLIAM HENRY, THE LARGEST RESORT IN ADIRONDACK REGION, TOTALLY DESTROYED.

(By United Press.)
Glens Falls, N. Y., June 24. -- The Fort William Henry Hotel, the largest resort on Lake George and the Adirondack region, was destroyed by fire early this morning, with a loss of half a million dollars. The great structure was entirely consumed one hour after the blaze was discovered at 4 a.m. Manager WILSON, with 15 servants who were getting the house ready for tomorrow's opening, escaped in their night clothes. Many had close calls and no one saved and private effects.
The hotel was built in 1854 and rebuilt many times. The property was owned by the Delaware and Hudson and the company last year spent $150,000 in improvements, a like amount being spent this year on the improvements of grounds. The cause of the fire is unknown.

The Evening Observer Dunkirk New York 1909-06-29