The Dennis Hotel was built on the southeast corner of Dorchester Street and Baltimore Avenue by Ella and Reverly Dennis in 1892. The four-story frame hotel was a successful venture but never of the status of the more upscale hotels of that era, such as the Atlantic or the Plimhimmon. She is also remembered for her famous quote that “Ocean City is a town 70% built by women and run by women -- and the men are all henpecked.”
The Great Fire of 1925 (taken at the site of the Atlantic Hotel on the Boardwalk between Wicomico and Somerset Streets following the fire) Bunk Mann, author of Vanishing Ocean City,http://vanishingoceancity.com/
Collection of Violet Cropper Davis A ride on an oxen-drawn cart was a pleasurable treat for those who vacationed at Ocean City. This 1912 photograph shows guests of the Belmont Hotel enjoying a ride along the surf.