Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Muller, Gerald E.

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Muller, Gerald E.
  • Muller, Gerald E, Interviewee
  • Brayton, Linda, Interviewer
  • 3 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following names and terms were used in this interview: Rocky Neck Guest House, Remmick House, Thorwald Hotel, Mrs. Stern, Turk's Head Inn, Colonial Arms, Niles Apartments, Emily Fox Daurence, North SHore Bluebook, Wedding Cake House, Pat Earl-The Blue Shutters, Frank Mondello, Springfield Exposition (Big E), Baggage smasher, Bass Rocks Motor Inn, Campbell Soup Estate, George O. Stacey, Jerome Remmick, Three Waters, Moorland Hotel, Oceanside, Geoffrey Muller, Twin Light Motor Inn, Mike Linquata, Lena Novello, Clements, Yankee Fleet, The Soda Bar, Morrland Hotel, Dr. George C. Daurence, Minister's Row, Peggy Farrell Lynch, Hawthorne Inn, Joe Sallah, Karl Muller, Rockmont, John Bell, Timmy Guest, Joe Novello, Mitchell,Dick Dunn, Fitzhugh Lane House, Tommy Morris, Empire Fish Co., Steve Zanecki, Mayor Leo Alper, George Sanderberg.
  • Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewer(s):Linda Brayton (6/14/1978).
  • TRACKS:CD102: Mr. Muller's background, beginnings in tourist industry through family business -- Family home (the Remmick house) becomes Bass Rocks Motor Inn, changes in types of tourist accommodations - big hotels become outdate -- The Campbell Soup Estate - purchased by Mr. Muller and developed as an inn -- Zoning ordinances, bit hotels become outdated (cont'd), advent of motels changing way of life on Back Shore -- Purchase of Campbell Soup Estate (cont'd) -- Restaurant (Rockmont) opened in Remmick House (the Wedding Cake House), building motor inn -- Building Bass Rocks Motor Inn (cont'd), unique names of areas in Gloucester, history of the Wedding Cake House, houses moved by water to Bass Rocks from Stacey Boulevard -- Changing life style of the wealthy, changes in tourism in Gloucester, the Bass Rocks Station -- Fires in the old hotel -- Tourist Commission - history and purpose -- Tourist Commission's display at Springfield Exposition (the Big E.).CD 103: Springfield Exposition (cont'd) and other demonstrations on Gloucester -- Future plans of the Tourist Commission - The Roving Ambassador of Industry and Recreations, the Fitz Hugh Lane House, etc. -- Fishing very important to tourism, the public hospitality industry -- The Retired Senior Citizens Volunteer Program (RSVP).
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 06-14-1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Muller, Gerald E, Interviewee and Brayton, Linda, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Muller, Gerald E.,” NOBLE Digital Heritage, accessed June 18, 2021,


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