#ThursdayDoors — Hotel Letters

So that hotel The Mister swept me off to a few weeks ago, it had some gorgeous doors. Seriously gorgeous — Federal, marble, stone pediment, lots of architectural interest. I didn’t photograph any of that, because Hilton made sure to obscure it with a bright blue sorta awning breezeway type thing. I dunno. On the way home, I checked the pamphlet for bulletin points marked

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    (but did not find it)
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See the edges? Marble.

The lobby was stunning. Use your imagination. Can you tell what this hotel usta be?

 

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I feel like the stairway shot is a huge clue.

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If you guessed “bank” you may collect one gold star.

The Letterboxes Tho.

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Irresistible.

#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To find other doors of interest or to share your own, click the link.

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39 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — Hotel Letters

  1. loisajay says:

    The stairwell railing that wraps around the post….. ❀

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  2. David Davis says:

    Does the post office own the old mail chutes?

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  3. eschudel says:

    I love all those old fixtures!

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  4. Love the aesthetic of the place.

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  5. Benson says:

    I love those mailboxes. I hope they are still being used. Is this the Hilton close to the circle?

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  6. ghostmmnc says:

    Interesting that a hotel used to be a bank. Love the letterboxes and stair railing. πŸ™‚

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  7. Purty but I thought it was a brothel. Same difference. I rest my room. πŸ˜€

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  8. The letterboxes and staircase are wonderful! I love all that old bronze and gold decor.

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  9. JT Twissel says:

    Do they actually collect mail in the letterbox? Cool.

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  10. I like that vintage architecture

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  11. Rivergirl says:

    Those old buildings had a sense of grandeur sadly lacking in today’s modern monsters.

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  12. Dan Antion says:

    I love letterboxes – love! I also love the interior of the hotel (what we can see, and I can imagine the rest).

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  13. Norm 2.0 says:

    Ooh classic old building. From the stairs my first thought was maybe a theater but bank makes sense too.
    And those letter boxes are a thing of beauty.

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  14. Bill says:

    I was in such a bank building as a child where the bank was the first floor, but most of the other flows had offices that rented space from the bank. They had one of those mail thinks and I recall asking my sister, who worked in the building, why they didn’t just take the elevator down and drop the mail in the box.

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    • joey says:

      I worked in a building that still had the chutes but no one used them and I was disappointed. I was 43. Why were you so practical? Haha!
      That building also had elevators with the lever-looking floor indicators. It was grand.

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  15. Amy says:

    Oh! Yay!! I got a gold star!

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  16. markbialczak says:

    Isn’t it just awful when the real world has no idea how we need better access for our photos, Joey? Dagnabbit.

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  17. marianallen says:

    I’ve stayed at that Hilton! Love those accordion glass doors! And, oh! letterboxes! So swoony!

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  18. Prior... says:

    Love seeing the historical trim and boxes and details – sure love in different times

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