(Hotel Metropole) (1888-1915) was begun by George Shatto in 1888. After the Bannings purchased the island in 1892, a number of additions and improvements were made: 1892 first cupola 1893 east wing 1896 west wing 1897 ballroom annex 1898-1902 second cupola 1902 sea wall 1902-1903 glass sun-parlor 1913 barber shop 1915 shoe-shining November 29, 1915 the hotel burned in the Avalon fire. Today’s Hotel Metropole is on the site of the original Metropole.

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