"The Plimhimmon by Moonlight - Ocean City, Maryland"
by Paul McGehee
Size: 6 3/4" x 9 1/2"
; Edition: 500 S/N
|Signed and Numbered: $ 50.00
the original still available?
Plimhimmon by Moonlight"
by Paul McGehee. What was it like, in the early days of Ocean City,
Maryland? Today, walking the Boardwalk on a summer's night is a bright,
floodlit experience, with every shop, restaurant and hotel aglow with
the light of a million electric lights. But...in the early days of the
20th century, electricity was just starting to creep in to favor in the
town...one by one, hotels electrified and a few streetlights appeared
down by the amusement park at the southern end of the Boardwalk, but by
and large Ocean City at night back then...was dark! Lantern light and
candles would be your room light for the evening in some of those old
hotels, until they finally were wired for electricity. And it took
years to properly illuminate the length of the Boardwalk, as it was in
the beginning. One of Ocean City's classic hotels, the Plimhimmon was
also one of the first to be built in the early days of the Maryland
seaside resort, opening her doors in 1894. Her iconic seaside design
made Plimhimmon one of the prettiest structures at the beach, until the
hotel was destroyed by fire in 1962. Happily her famous cupola roof
remains as a reminder of the good old days, as it is now positioned on
top of the Plim Plaza Hotel at 2nd Street. If you wish to plan a visit
to Ocean City and the Plim Plaza Hotel, you may read more about it by
clicking here. "The Plimhimmon by Moonlight" is
faithfully reproduced from Paul's original color pencil and acrylic artwork in a
limited edition of 500 hand-signed prints.