Friday, March 28, 2008

Water Pitcher Discovered

Winecoff Fire reader Julie Cleaves discovered this hammered copper water pitcher at a Pennsylvania antiques auction. What caught her attention was a mysterious tag attached to it. It reads: "Hand Made Hammer Copper Water Picture From Wine Coft Hotel Atlanta". Julie quickly assumed that the word "picture" was intended to be "pitcher" and that "Wine Coft" should read "Winecoff". Did this pitcher actually come from the Winecoff Hotel? We're posting this photo in hopes the pitcher will look familiar to one of our readers. If so, e-mail Winecoff Fire co-author Allen B. Goodwin:

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Tornado Strikes Downtown Atlanta

Only minor damage to the old Winecoff Hotel building was reported: "A couple of broken windows," said an Ellis Hotel telephone operator. The tornado struck March 14th at 9:38 pm and caused significant damage elsewhere in the downtown area.