SONOMA (KCBS) – A long-vacant old Sonoma Valley resort, constructed more than a century ago, was destroyed by fire Thursday.

The fire at Paul’s Resort, across from Maxwell Farms Regional Park, broke out around 2:30 a.m., according to fire officials.

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The 11-room resort was a remnant from a time when San Franciscans and other city dwellers sought out hot springs health retreats in tiny El Verano and other nearby communities.

The 1908, the vintage building was one of a string of resorts built along Sonoma Creek that became popular places for camping and dancing to big band music.

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Paul’s Resort had been unoccupied for many years when it caught fire.

Fire officials said no one was injured fighting the fire. The cause remains under investigation.

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