Old Orchard Beach is among the earliest of these resorts, and the Staples Inn is the oldest known place in Maine to have taken in summer boarders on a regular basis. It is the only surviving hostelry that is associated with the life of Ebenezer C. Staples (1808-1895), Old Orchard’s pioneer resort hotel keeper.
Local artists have contributed the artwork on the walls, depicting historical Old Orchard Beach or beach scenes. The master bedroom has a queen size bed facing a bay window. The second bedroom has a twin-over-full bunk bed that can easily accommodate 3 guests.
After the war Old Orchard became somewhat downscale, becoming known as a destination for blue-collar partygoers. A fire in 1969 destroyed Noah's Ark, the two carousels, and the Jack and Jill slide. The Casino was demolished in 1970, and a storm destroyed what was left of the pier in 1978.
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After a day at the beach, discover Old Orchard Beach in the evening! This multimedia tour will take you on a trip through time to the different buildings of Old Orchard Beach, current and past. You will discover a treasure trove of pictures, interviews and archive videos as well as many secret and mythical places in the town. Attractions, boutiques and restaurants await you on your way.
Old Orchard Beach rebuilt. A wooden rollercoaster was added to the Seaside Park in 1914. In 1929 Charles Lindbergh brought “The Spirit of St. Louis” down in Old Orchard Beach. All during the 1920’s and ’30’s the Big Bands came up to play at the Pier Casino — Rudy Valle, Guy Lombardo, Duke Ellington.
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Jun 27, 2013 - The Pier History - OOB Pier - OOB Pier and Casino.An image scanned from a postcard of the Pier at Old Orchard Beach, Maine. The pier is packed with a crowd of people. A casino a the end of the pier advertises dancing and talkies, or movies with sound, helping to date the image from the 1920s or early 1930s.Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (NAICS Code: 72111). 49 employees. 61 West Grand Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, Maine 04064.