Mr. A.P. Gauthier opened the hotel in 1899 and acted as proprietor until his death in 1907. Various owners operated the business until it finally closed a decade later. All that remains of those days is an odd rooftop structure that causes me to pause and wonder what it looked like with lit lightbulbs in the night. Did they just cast a bright white/yellow glow or did the lighting display ever go multi-colored? A detail lost in the dim past.