Pattern Category: Places
Series: Acorn and Oak Leaves Border
Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares
This plate shows the Stevenson version of the view of this famous hotel, which is virtually identical to the Stubbs pattern in the Spread Eagle Border series. Nahant became a resort for the elite of Boston very early on, as tourists stayed in private homes prior to the construction of the first hotel in 1803. Daily steamboat runs from Boston commenced in 1818, and the stage of the Nahant Hotel connected twice a day with coaches from Boston and Salem beginning in 1826. This large 100 room hotel, built of stone with a surrounding two story wooden piazza, was built in 1820. It was destroyed by fire in 1861.