During the “Gay Nineties” The Narragansett Pier Casino functioned at the heart of life in Narragansett. “The Pier” ranked as one of America’s most-prestigious resorts.
The Great Fire of September 12, 1900 was perhaps the darkest day in the long history of Narragansett. Fire broke out in the Rockingham Hotel and spread quickly to the Casino. In a few short hours the wind-whipped flames desolated the center of town. The main, shingled Casino burned to the ground. Only the granite walls of The Towers remained. By 1910, The Towers had been renovated.