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Posted 04/01/2016   12:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And, you have to wonder about the thought process of the person composing the idyllic night scene of Galveston...but then with two (or three) planes headed for a midair collision.

Maybe on a psychological level, this forms some connection with the Galveston hurricane of 1900 (the deadliest in U.S. history) which lead to the building of that sea wall pictured on the postcard.
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Posted 04/11/2016   9:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

The Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego County, California, USA.

Card serial number translates to 1931.

http://hoteldel.com/ ... and its still there!

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Posted 09/29/2018   10:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An unused RPP (Real Photo Postcard) (with no stamp box) of the Slide Mountain Forest House ... which is still there, and still in the Combe family!

Slide Mountain Forest House
805 Oliverea Rd, Big Indian, NY 12410
http://www.slidemountain-inn.com

That trophy head is still mounted on the front of the house, and the elevation is still ~1600 feet.

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Posted 10/01/2018   12:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ajuchum to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ironically, as I opened this thread, the very first postcard is the Hollenden House Hotel in Cleveland. From where I sit at my desk, I look out the window across the street at the very site of that hotel. Unfortunately, it's a Fifth Third bank today.
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Posted 10/02/2018   12:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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The Continental Room of The Stevens Hotel in Chicago.

Here's a sentence you don't read every day (from the Chicago Tribune, March 3, 1922):


Quote:
Another innovation will be an airplane landing on the roof, a block long.

https://chicagology.com/skyscrapers...scrapers041/ ... great blog ... the hotel opened in 1927, and is now a Hilton



Quote:
1929 - Great Crash Hotel falls on hard times for a decade - the Great Depression. Halls stood silent. Rooms on several floors were converted into apartments for rent.

1942 - "Unit #1" The U.S Army purchases Stevens Hotel for a mere $6 million to utilize as barracks and classrooms for the Army Air force during WWII. 10,000 air cadets were housed at the hotel, with 4 to a room.

https://www.historichotels.org/hote.../history.php ... great chronology


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilton_Chicago ... the WikiPage

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohist...ges/603.html ... backgrounder on the Chicago hotel industry

And the card has a great stamp box: Hand to Head Waiter for Free Mailing

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Read more about the haunted Sheraton Gunter Hotel
https://ghostcitytours.com/san-anto...nted-hotels/
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Posted 02/26/2019   06:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino. Postcard mailed 1911 to Tasmania.



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Posted 06/23/2019   10:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add HoosRec to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't collect postcards, but I have created a digital collection of a few thousand circa 1910 Indiana postcards that friends have loaned me to scan. These are being posted at Flickr with descriptions and, often, close-up views of the postcard details. One of my Flickr albums is devoted to Indiana hotels. Two of the more interesting old hotels from that album are presented below.

The first is Hotel English. It occupied the northwest quadrant of Monument Circle in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. However, the hotel was demolished many years ago. If interested, you can follow this link to the postcard page and then go to the hotels album to view other postcards showing this other hotels.

https://flic.kr/p/dXGMf9



The second example is from rural southern Indiana. The West Baden Springs Hotel in this postcard view was constructed in 1902 to replace an older structure that was destroyed by fire. It was refurbished and reopened in 2007. These links will take you to two postcard images of the hotel. From either of those pages, you can go to the hotels album pages and view other postcard images of this and other Indiana hotels.

https://flic.kr/p/a8uxUG



https://flic.kr/p/dman6w

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Posted 03/01/2020   6:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hotel Charlotte, July 11, 1938.

From Wikipedia, "Hotel Charlotte was a 13-story hotel in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina which opened in 1929. It was on the corner of Trade Street and Poplar Street in the uptown area of Charlotte...It closed for business on December 31, 1973...It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 2, 1979."



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No mention of ghosts on the back of the card but it looks like a good location for a "The Shining" prequel or sequel.
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This is the last of the grand hotels that were built in the Muskoka's north of Toronto Ontario.
First completed in 1883 with eight rooms it's still open today but has now expanded to accommodate 134 guest.

Cheers, Bill




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The Cliff House in Ogunquit Maine in 1961. It's all been replaced by a huge modern hotel today. I don't know why I couldn't get this image to rotate. Maybe I shoulda cropped it.?
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gettinold--Thank You
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A view of the Sutro Baths and The Cliff House, San Francisco.

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