Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Winecoff Hotel Stationery

Winecoff Fire reader John Hall submitted this picture of his piece of original Winecoff Hotel stationery. Several versions of the stationery were produced through the years. This piece is believed to be from 1925. One of the many ironies surrounding the tragic Winecoff fire was the long held - but impossible - claim that the hotel was "Absolutely Fireproof". (Click to enlarge the picture.)

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

On Your Mark...

A new facade on the lower floors of the Winecoff Hotel building has been added. This photo, taken August 1st, reveals that the new look is delightfully like the old one. One of the conditions of the complicated financial arrangement that has made the building's 26 million dollar makeover possible was that the building retain its traditional look. The new Ellis Hotel is scheduled to open this fall. The Ellis' website is also now up: http://www.ellishotel.com/