King and Prince Hotel

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King and Prince Hotel
King & Prince view 2, St Simons, Georgia.JPG
Main entrance
King and Prince Hotel is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
King and Prince Hotel
King and Prince Hotel is located in the US
King and Prince Hotel
Location 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, Georgia
Coordinates 31°08′21″N 81°22′44″W / 31.13921°N 81.37902°W / 31.13921; -81.37902Coordinates: 31°08′21″N 81°22′44″W / 31.13921°N 81.37902°W / 31.13921; -81.37902
Built 1941
Architect Davis, Felton; Miller, Laurance
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
NRHP Reference # 04001465[1]
Added to NRHP January 12, 2005

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is a resort located on St. Simons Island in the U.S. state of Georgia.

History[edit]

The hotel began in 1935 as the King and Prince Beach Club, a seaside dance club built by Morgan T. Wynne and Franklin J. Horne. It was noted for its big band entertainment and dancing. After two fires, the club was rebuilt and opened on July 2, 1941 as the King and Prince Hotel. Used as a training facility and radar station by the Navy during World War II, the island resort reopened its doors to the public in 1947. In 1972 and 1982 the resort underwent substantial building renovations and expansions.[2]

The King and Prince was the host of the 1957 Bilderberg meeting. The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort was made a member of Historic Hotels of America in 1966, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Steven Moffson (September 30, 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: King and Prince Hotel" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved September 2, 2015.  Photos
  3. ^ "The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, a Historic Hotels of America member". Historic Hotels of America. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 

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