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John K. Desmond, founder of Desmond Hotel, dies

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The man who founded the Desmond Hotel and designed much of its unique architecture died late Saturday. John K. Desmond, 90, of Chestnut Hill, Pa., is best known in this area for the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center. It opened in 1974, after he drove along Wolf Road one night and could not find a hotel. The commercial stretch was mostly farms at the time, and he theorized that a hotel near the Albany International ...

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