1783 – 1796 ~ Building Boom in Bath
1784 — Steamboat inventor James Rumsey demonstrates mechanical boat model for George Washington. Rumsey agrees to build Washington a house on lots he bought overlooking the springs.
First bath buildings open.
1793 — Noted physician Dr. Benjamin Ruh recommends medicinal use of baths at Berkeley Springs.
Bath noted as fashionable resort all must visit.
1794 — President George Washington and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton stop at inn for a night on their way to western Pennsylvania to subdue the Whiskey Rebellion.