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Jimwentzell, some SCF participants may recognize the addressee's name on your Spiders Web Motel cover. Dr. Werner Bohne was for many years the head of the Germany Philatelic Society's (U.S.A.) expertizing service. He also authored the noted series of forgeriy manuals for the G.P.S.
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Posted 10/11/2017   07:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimwentzell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bob,

Funny I didn't recognize the name.....but I believe I read some of Dr. Bohne's articles just a few weeks ago! (I've been an on & off again member of German Philatelic Society since circa 1984).

Always learning something new with stamps and postal history!

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The National Hotel, founded in 1827, was on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. and was a major landmark; "Apart from the Capitol and the White House, there is no building in the city so historic as this" remarked the Washington Post in 1930. Presidents Andrew Jackson, James Polk, and Abraham Lincoln were among the many guests staying there. A post-inaugural banquet was held there for President Lincoln.

Henry Clay, who ran unsuccessfully for US president three times, actually LIVED at the National, in Room 116, for many years until he died in 1852.

The National had many scandals in its day; the most notorious was a mysterious intestinal sickness, which afflicted hundreds, and killed dozens, of guests in 1857. Some speculated at the time it was an attempt to poison the Southern-leaning President-Elect James Buchanan, who had recently been staying at the hotel.

During the Civil War, the National was a headquarters for Southerners in Washington. The War Department kept their official news censor office there, but the Union presence didn't discourage Southern sympathizers from taking rooms. John Wilkes Booth, for example, stayed in Room 228 while plotting Lincoln's assassination. The hotel was an easy walk from Ford's Theater.

In 1921 two guests were killed in a major fire, and the National never fully recovered. Sold in 1929 to the D.C. government, it was closed in 1931, but used as an armory until 1942, when it was razed.

From 1961 to about 2000, the D.C. Employment Security building was at the former National Hotel site; afterwards that building was razed to make way for the Newseum, an interactive museum that promotes free speech.

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The Erawan Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand exists today as a totally different resort; today is is a modern highrise and it's known as the Grand Hyatt Erawan, with rates starting at about US$190 per night.

Surely rates were a bit lower in 1959!?!

--Jim
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The Cairo building opened in Washington DC in 1894 and was named the Cairo Hotel in 1900. It became a gathering place for high society. At 12 stories it created an uproar among local residents and resulted in the "Height of Buildings" act in 1899, limiting the height of residential buildings in DC.



The Evergreen Hotel, located in Vancouver WA officially opened in 1928, and was the only hotel between Portland Oregon and Olympia, Washington at the time. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was converted to Assisted Living in 1987.



The Hotel Secor opened in Toledo, OH in 1908, and operated as a hotel until 1967. It was added to the Registry of Historic Places in 1976. "It boasted 300 rooms, two dining rooms, and an elegant lobby decorated in modern French renaissance style" according to the Toledo Blade.




According to Wikipedia, the Hotel St. George, built over a period of years from 1885 to 1929 and occupying a city block, was at the time the largest hotel in New York City. It is now used as student housing for surrounding colleges and universities.
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This cover is a survivor--split at the left, torn open on the right. Part of the back is missing yet it hasn't completely separated. Letter/content is amazingly still inside. I haven't attempted to remove the letter to see what it says.






-MV
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Auditorium Hotel, Chicago



Hotel Ste. Claire, Detroit. This one's got a lot going on. It also contains a letter on hotel stationary.

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Hi,

Hotel Clark in L.A.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Clark

Air Mail to Holland.

Hornet


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Here's one from my hometown. The building has been renovated, is used for downtown shops and such, but still recognizable from this old picture.

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Here's another one. Wikipedia says this is the original Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel built in 1893 by Louis Grunewald, a German immigrant. (It was purchased in 1923 by a group of investors who renamed it in honor of former president Theodore Roosevelt.) The Grunewald was the site of The Cave, one of America's first nightclubs. The subterranean supper club came with waterfalls, stalagmites, stalactites and a line of chorus girls dancing to a Dixieland jazz band.

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I don't collect these and know little about them. They were among the accumulation of stuff Dad had.













Backsides of Claypool Hotel covers.

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A very similar design to that of the Hotel Perry cover, with a different vignette:


From Marysville, CA:

the way it looked about that time:
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