Hotel

The Garland Hotel burned in December 1925.

South Boston over the years has had many fires but the one in December 1925 was one of the worst on record.

The temperature stood that night at a low 8 degrees and a cold high wind was blowing.

Hotel

A barber shop in the new John Randolph Hotel was run by Otha M. Nelson, who later owned City Barber Shop for many years in South Boston.