1. KorbenDallas

    1888: Casa Monica Hotel by Franklin W. Smith

    St. Augustine, Florida was definitely producing some interesting buildings, and all of them have something interesting in common. This time I stumbled into the Casa Monica Hotel. I guess when we were talking about the 1888 Ponce de Leon Hotel, I did not pay proper attention to the material it...
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    1888: Ponce de Leon Hotel in Florida

    The Ponce de Leon Hotel, was an exclusive luxury hotel in St. Augustine, Florida, built by millionaire developer and Standard Oil co-founder Henry M. Flagler and completed in 1888. The hotel was designed in the Spanish Renaissance style as the first major project of the New York architecture...
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    1930 New York: Hotel for Autos and Vertical Parking

    Today, the building standing at the northeast corner of 61st Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan blends in well with its tall, dirt-colored brethren. But back in the 1930s, the tower was anything but a bunch of apartments and offices. Indeed, it was the fantastic, futuristic “HOTEL for...
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    Hotel New Netherland & Sherry Netherland Hotel

    Built in 1892-93 to a design by William H. Hume for William Waldorf Astor, its original lessee was Ferdinand P. Earle. The structure was 234 feet (71 m) in height with 17 stories, making it the "tallest hotel structure in the world". The structure was among the first steel-framed buildings in...
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    1822: The First Hygeia Hotel at Point Comfort next to Fort Monroe

    There were several different hotels built in the same area throughout years. I think the first hotel is the most interesting one. There is barely any information on it that I could find. As the story goes, the first Hygeia Hotel was built in 1822, originally to provide housing for the workers...
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    1893: Waldorf and Astoria Hotels in New York

    Sharing because these building were insane, especially the top portions: That original site was situated on Astor family properties along Fifth Avenue, opened in 1893, and designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh. It was demolished in 1929 to make way for the construction of the Empire State...