This Week In History: The Breakers turns back into a hotel after service as wartime hospital


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Dec. 10, 1944, was the official end of the federal government’s $800,000 lease of the Breakers Hotel. The hotel was used as an army hospital from 1942 to 1944. The Breakers formally reopened on Jan. 7, 1945.

Written by Joanne Del Gigante