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Grand Hotel: 1900

Grand Hotel: 1900

Circa 1900. "The Hollenden, Cleveland." A giant hostelry that opened in 1885 and was demolished in 1962. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

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In 1953, my dad was a delegate at the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers convention and as a 13 year old, I stayed there for a week with my parents.
It was a nice hotel back then.

The "City Beautiful" Movement

At the time this hotel was built, there was something called the "City Beautiful" movement, which sought to inspire civic pride through architecture. Cleveland is cited as one of the places where this movement took hold:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Beautiful_movement

Those Slots

Yes, Cleveland, Ohio had cable cars in 1900!

The hotel has checked out

But the building behind it remains.

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