GONE: Chesterfield Inn - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Posted by: BruceS
N 33° 41.394 W 078° 52.902
17S E 696345 N 3729787
Quick Description: Hotel has been removed for miniature golf.
Historic hotel/motel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2007 9:21:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM2H9B
It was removed from the list on October 23, 2013 after being demolished to make way for a miniature golf course in 2012. The article elaborates more: On August 22, 2012, the Chesterfield Inn was demolished by construction crews. Shark Attack Adventure Golf opened on the site in Spring 2013, with bricks from the old inn painted with the green and white "Chesterfield" sign. Hammerhead Grill following in the summer in June, with tables made from the inn's floors, and inn-related items on display.
"The Chesterfield Inn is significant for its association with Myrtle Beach’s period of growth and prosperity as a coastal community resort from 1926 to 1954; as an excellent representative example of the motels/hotels commonly built in Myrtle Beach in the mid-twentieth century; and as an unusual example of Colonial Revival style architecture in the Myrtle Beach area. It was one of a number of these small-scale, family owned businesses built during this time to accommodate the increasing tourism trade resulting from Myrtle Beach’s rising popularity as a vacation destination. The Chesterfield Inn has been owned and operated by members of the same family for over fifty years. The Chesterfield Inn consists of two three-story buildings constructed in 1946 and 1965 respectively (the 1965 building is not included in the nomination). The 1946 building is of frame construction with a brick veneer exterior. It has a rectangular plan, end to front gable roof, and a raised basement foundation. Listed in the National Register November 7, 1996." ~ South Carolina Department
of Archives and History website