Monthly Archives: August 2013
Located on Coronado Island near San Diego, “The Del” is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2013. It was long the playground of the stars in Hollywood’s heyday. It has appeared in numerous movies, the most notable one being Some Like It Hot. Sixteen Presidents have also stayed there. Then photos were taken in 1900.
The Multnomah Hotel was built in downtown Portland Oregon in 1912. It has seen only nine Presidents but, more importantly, hosted Elvis in 1957. It was used for government offices from 1965 to 1992 when it was purchased and returned to its former grandeur. The hotel is operated by Embassy Suites.
F.O. Stanley ( inventor of the Stanley Steamer) arrived in Estes Park Colorado in 1903 to recover from TB. He so liked what he saw he built a magnificant hotel which opened on July 4th, 1909. It is the only site known to have scared Stephen King, who later wrote The Shining based on his stay as … Continue reading
The Mendocino Hotel opened in 1878 as The Temperance House. Mendocino, the picturesque logging town on the northern California coast, then had nineteen saloons and 20,000 people. Today it has a population of 1000 and appears frequently as Cabot Cove in the Murder She Wrote TV series. The early photo is undated.
The original Sheridan Hotel was built in 1895 in Telluride Colorado. Two years later a three-story structure was built just east of it, and that building was called the New Sheridan Hotel. The New Sheridan was the site of William Jennings Bryan “Cross of Gold” speech. In 1906 the original hotel burned and in 1994 ( a mere 86 … Continue reading