Gray’s Inn // 1904 // This Detroit Publishing Company image of the Grays Inn in Jackson NH was taken in 1908. Believe it or not, this structure is the third of four versions of this hotel.
Originally constructed in 1885 as a grand White Mountain lodge, the 1st Grays Inn, developed by C.W. Gray, burned to the ground in 1902. Only one year later, the second inn had almost been completed when it too was destroyed by fire.
This image, the third Grays Inn, lasted from 1904 until 1916 when it too burned to the ground. Mr. Gray, undeterred, built a fourth hotel, similar to the others before it, and it too suffered the same fate. Tourism in the area dropped off and it closed in 1968. The building was left vacant and eventually burned to the ground (likely from vandals) in 1983.
It must have been built on an Indian burial ground or something! That land is CURSED! 👻🔥 Image and zoomed photos courtesy of Detroit Publishing Co. via the Library of Congress.