- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) - A historic inn that has sat on Hampton Beach’s Ocean Boulevard for over a century is scheduled to be demolished next week.

The Portsmouth Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1ZLQNs4 ) the Beach View Inn will be reduced to rubble on Monday after suffering severe water damage in a fire last fall that was deemed too expensive to repair.

The building at one point was known as the Pentucket Hotel, and current owner Chuck Bellemore says he believes the structure was built in 1905.

Hampton Beach Village District Commissioner Chuck Rage says it’s disappointing to see one of the community’s oldest landmarks be prepared for demolition.

Bellemore says he plans to run the property as a beach parking lot this summer and he hopes to open a new hotel next year.

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Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com

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