1974 to Present ~ Current Golden Age as Spa and Art Town


The period starts with new roads making travel easier, an expanded Washington economy providing visitors and another disastrous downtown fire.

1974 — Fire destroys Washington Hotel, last of the grand resort hotels. Also takes adjacent commercial sructures and Opera House — a downtown block.

Apple Butter Festival rises on ashes of hotel. Continues today.


Timeline is copyrighted by Jeanne Mozier in 1995 and use allowed to the Museum of the Berkeley Springs.

Mozier acknowledges the extensive local history collections of Fred Newbraugh and the original chronology of Betty Lou Harmison.