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c. 1970. 201 N. Baltimore Ave.
  • (Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie)

This quintessential seaside motor lodge represents the 1960s and 1970s development within Ocean City, typified by units with individual entrances and access to a front carpark. Built in its elongated form to resemble a ship, Sea Breeze Motel’s open exterior walkways hastened access while also providing a place from which to catch a breeze, hence inspiring its name. Many such motor lodges were built here, beginning with the 1956 Santa Maria Motel (now gone), although few remain. Extant are the former Sun Tan Motel (207 N. Baltimore) that encompasses flanking buildings facing a parking area and the similarly styled Madison Beach Motel (9 N. Baltimore) that includes a separate bungalow-style office building.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie



  • 1969


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "SEA BREEZE INN (SEA BREEZE MOTEL)", [Ocean City, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Maryland, Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022, 148-149.

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