Monday, June 4, 2012

Breezy Point Lodge -- Pequot, Minnesota

This is an illustration of the old Breezy Point Lodge, circa 1937. This lodge opened in 1925. It was built of Norway pine logs. The illustration is signed by Loren Stout and shows the main entrance and Breezy Point hotel buildings. In addition there were 48 modern cottages. This lodge burned to the ground in 1959.

The Evolution of Breezy Point Resort part 1 tells the history of this lodge and resort. According to that article:
The magnificent Lodge opened on June 10, 1925. Within weeks, it became known as the greatest display of pure extravaganza in the “Minnesota Northwest”. The Lodge became “The Destination” for the rich and famous hosting celebrities such as Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Tom Mix and Jack Dempsey.

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