greatnorthwoods.org - A Giant Awakening - 12/15/1998

|Home |Contents |Maps |Panoramas |Towns |Dining |Lodging |Campgrounds |Activities |Calendar |Chambers of Commerce |Moose |Property |Services |Shopping |

If you arrived here stuck in someone else's frames...use this link to break free!
E-Mail: edsanders@edsanders.com

On the 15th of December, 1998, Colin Haley a business reporter for the Patriot Ledger, a daily newspaper covering the South Shore of Massachusetts, was working on a story about Kevin Craffey and the Mountian View. He spoke to Kevin earlier and believed his effort to revitalize the hotel was a great story.

I followed them around as the interview progressed, and as Kevin Craffey gave us a tour of the facilities. You can see the pictures below.

Colin Haley's E-Mail is chaley@ledger.com.

1 - Colin and Kevin view the dining room restoration.

.

2 - Some of the fellows restoring the plaster by the windows that surround the top of the dining room.

.

3 - The kitchen area.

.

4 - Mr. Craffey points to an area where the floor, ceiling and roof will need replacement.

.

5 - Colin (left) listens as Kevin (right) explains how the restoration of the kitchen will proceed. The bakery area is behind them.

.

6

.

7 - Some of the machinery from the bakery area looks in good shape and is ready to use after being cleaned up.

.

8 - One of several meat lockers.

.

9 - Another meat locker.

.

10 - The tables in the background were used by the butchers as they prepared fresh meats for the guests.

.

11 - Colin and Kevin in front of one of the meat lockers.

.

12 - Part of the dorm area that was for workers.

.

13 - this dorm area would be a great place to stay and be awakened by the aroma of breakfast being cooked!

.

14 - One of the cafeteria areas with well... shall we say "interesting" decor.

.

15 - The old Dodge house where it all began many years ago.

.

16 - The house is in pretty bad shape. Kevin is going to see if he can save it, but it doesn't look good.

.

17

.

18 - One of the employees' cottages.

.

19

.

20 - Inside one of the cottages.

.

21 - The greenhouse where fresh vegetables and flowers were grown. Weeks State Park on Mount Prospect is directly behind the greenhouse.

.

22 - Percy Peaks in Groveton, NH is directly above the chimney.

.

23 - The greenhouse looks in pretty tough shape, but really all it needs is new glass and a good cleaning.

.

24

.

25 - Another greenhouse.

.

28 - This is a real gem! A Ford Fairway golf course maintenance truck. It has attachments to pull reel mowers to maintain the golf courses. This is a very rare vehicle!

.

29 - Don't be misled by the Toro logo!

.

30 - The horse barn is in excellent condition with a lot of potential.

.

31 - It has a unique hay lift that looks in good shape.

.

33 - Colin and Kevin were kind enough to hold my slave flashes to get a picture of part of the barn. It looks like a great place to hold concerts in.

.

34 - Part of the silo area for loam, sand, fertilizer, etc. storage.

.

35 - The place came equipped with everything to maintain a golf course.

.

36

.

37 - They walk to the convention center.

.

38 - Kevin at the entrance of the convention center.

.

39 - And the project manager, James Conathan.

.

41 - There are plenty of golf carts! This stage is a great place to hold events!

.

43 - The cafeteria and kitchen in the convention center.

.

44

.

45 - The view of the Presidentials is superb from the east end of the convention center.

.

46 - The golf clubhouse.

.

47 - This huge moose head is in the main dining room of the clubhouse.

.

49 - The view of Mount Washington from the clubhouse dining room.

.

50

.

52 - The pool covers inside the clubhouse. The pool is of Olympic proportions.

.

53 - The clubhouse kitchen is in excellent shape and pretty much ready to use.

.

54

.

56 - Several pictures of Kevin Craffey in front of the Mountain View House.

.

57

.

58

.

59

.

60

.

61

.


|Home |Contents |Maps |Panoramas |Towns |Dining |Lodging |Campgrounds |Activities |Calendar |Chambers of Commerce |Moose |Property |Services |Shopping |

If you arrived here stuck in someone else's frames...use this link to break free!
E-Mail: edsanders@edsanders.com
Copyright 1998 by Ed Sanders.