A devastating fire which started in the pastry shop, destroyed the resort on July 2, 1901. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries or fatalities. The staff and community worked together and saved the Spa, Casino and Cottage Row. The day after the fire, Mr. Ingalls, along with resort executives and investors, such as JP Morgan, decided to rebuild the resort. Within a year, March 10, 1902, the Great Hall was completed and The Homestead was back in business.