Views from the Grand Hotel


The views from the original Grand Hotel were often impressive and sometimes spectacular. The hotel’s observation room perched five stories above Main Street, but even the verandas on the second and first floors provided engaging views of Victoria Park, Yarmouth Harbour, and Yarmouth Sound beyond.

This photo album contains seventeen postcards from Wilfred Allan’s collection and three photographs from the archives of the Yarmouth County Museum, 22 Collins Street, Yarmouth. I thank Wilfred Allan, for permitting me to display his postcards; I give cancellation dates (if legible) in the captions of postcards that were actually mailed. I thank Jamie Serran, the Museum’s archivist, for providing access to the photographs.

Bill Day (15 October 2011)