Sunday, July 27, 2008

Richard Turk - Newly Acquired Photo

Richard B. Turk, room 1022, used a blanket and a rope to help three other guests escape the fire before escaping himself. His story is told beginning on page 68 of The Winecoff Fire: The Untold Story of America's Deadliest Hotel Fire.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Crime Scene?

Little doubt remains that the Winecoff Hotel was the scene of a vicious crime in 1946. Today, some claim it is also the scene of a colossal case of mortgage fraud. Writing for Micheal McCray raises the issue anew. His article is here. His second article is here.