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Real Estate: A once-grand hotel in Orient

10/22/2015 2:10 PM |

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On June 28, 1913, a young woman from Cutchogue named Madaline Fleet treated some friends to an evening at the Orient Point Inn, where they took photos and explored the stately four-story hotel’s waterfront grounds.

Later, the group enjoyed dinner by the shore and danced to what the County Review, a predecessor to the Riverhead News-Review, described as “the strains of lively music.”

“From all the glowing accounts,” the report continued, “we are sure that ‘Mad’s blowout’ was an occasion long to be remembered by her friends.”

At the height of its popularity near the turn of the 20th century, outings like ‘Mad’s blowout’ were typical at the Orient Point Inn, an establishment built in 1672 and abandoned 300 years later.

Read more about this piece of North Fork history on northforker.com.

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