The Hotel Vendome, Evansville, Indiana.

The powderhorn shape corkscrew was a 1914 U. S. Design Patent by John Sommer. The advertising is "Vendome Hotel, Not the Newest but the Best, Evansville, Ind."

New York City's Hotel Plymouth was next to Radio City and was frequented by many musicians who entertained at the music hall.

The hotel had 400 rooms billed as "each with Bath, Shower, Circulating Ice Water."

On this postcard mailed in 1938 the Hotel Ansley, Atlanta, Georgia is billed as having 400 rooms, bath and radio. And "A step from postoffice, theatres, department stores, etc."

The hotel was built in 1913. In 1953 it became the Dinkler Plaza Hotel and in 1973 it was demolished.

The grandest hotel in the Pacific Northwest was completed in 1912 by Philip Gevurtz, The 700 room Multnomah Hotel was the center of social life in Portland. The hotel was visited by royalty, U. S. presidents (everyone from Theodore Roosevelt to Nixon), and stars (including Elvis!).

The Multnomah was closed in 1962 and converted to government offices. Today it is home to the 276 room Embassy Suites Hotel.

The Alvin Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma had "200 outside rooms, all with bath and circulating ice water."

The spoon with round bowl reads "The Alvin Hotel, Tulsa, Okla., S. J. Stewart, Mgr."

The Barbershop Harmony Society was founded when a number of singers gathered at the Rooftop Garden of the Alvin Hotel on April 11, 1938.

The Elton Hotel building, located at Prospect and West Main, was once Waterbury's social and business center. Designed by Wilfred Griggs and built in 1905, the Elton Hotel prospered for years as Waterbury's grand hotel with 170 rooms, ballrooms, and restaurants. The Elton now operates as an assisted-living facility.

The 600 room Providence, Rhode Island, Biltmore Hotel was opened in 1922 by owners John Bowman and Louis Wallick of New York City.

The Biltmore was closed in 1974 and reopened after extensive renovations in 1979. In the past three years more updating has taken place and the hotel currently operates with 289 luxury rooms.

The Penn-Harris Hotel, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Demolished in 1972.





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