Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Shriners at The Ellen Dean Hotel - 1952 - Lancaster SC Photos


Shriners from Lancaster and around the state gather at The Ellen Dean Hotel before their parade in August of 1952. The group headed to Springs Park for a family picnic after the parade. 

The Ellen Dean, located at 137 N White St., was constructed in 1941 and in addition to its hotel rooms, had retail stores on the ground level and an event space in the basement. 

Many Lancaster servicemen who married before departing to fight in WW2 spent their honeymoon night at The Ellen Dean. 

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(Photo by Lavoy Studio via The Lancaster Archive)


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