The Ocean Forest Hotel | History Of SC Slide Collection

The Ocean Forest Hotel
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The improvement of state highways in the 1920s brought increased tourist business to the South Carolina coastal resorts. The Ocean Forest Hotel at Myrtle Beach was built by a Greenville businessman in the late 1920s to capitalize on this new business. The hotel symbolized luxury resort living on the Grand Strand until after World War II. It was torn down in the 1960s because it could not offer guests central air conditioning, the new standard of luxury. Photo by Reeves Studios, Atlanta, Georgia. From the files of the Writers Program of the Works Progress Administration, 1930s.

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.