First Hotel at Narragansett Pier. - Capt. E. S. Taylor opened his hotel July 11, 1856, the first in the place. The Captain has since greatly increased his business, and now is proprietor of one of the most popular and home-like hotels in the place. His guests admire the Captain and think there is not another so good a Boniface as "Uncle Esbon."
 
SOURCE:  Page(s): 75; The Narragansett, Volume 1. July, 1882  Number 1