Damage To The Silver Sands 1979
We have featured the Silver Sands Hotel before on these history pages, but we have never taken you up close to see the damage
caused by the dual storms in 1978 and 1979. The picture on the right shows the major damage to the under pinning's of the
hotel which led to the ultimate decision to take the structure down. On the right photo, the building has taken the first cut by
the demolition crew.
The property was owned at the time by Joan Kelly who also owned the Pavilion and the house at the corner of Bayview and
Pearl which was recently torn down.
Photo taken 3/2/13
The empty lot which was the Silver Sands property was sold by Joan Kelly in her last year of life with the deed
stipulation that no structures will ever be allowed on the property.