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Hotel Wendell: 1910

Hotel Wendell: 1910

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, circa 1910. "North Street and Hotel Wendell from the park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Well, Doggone It

I guess I must have just missed the parade. Sure been a lot of horses out in that street.

Another Survivor

A fun thing about an old high resolution street view is seeing how deep you can go. Another visible surviving building is 75 North Street, with its blind arcade decoration.

+110 not nearly so interesting

The Wendell closed in 1965 and met the wrecking ball in 1966, a victim of the Mass Turnpike completely bypassing Pittsfield. Today, a three-story commercial building occupies the whole block, with the Crowne Plaza Pittsfield, successor to the Wendell, visible behind at left.

Hotel Wendell is gone

... but the two larger buildings on opposite corners in the near distance are extant. The building on the far right still has its flagpole on the roof, while the one to the left in the center of the photo has had its mansard-roofed 4th floor tastefully revamped into what appears to be new 4th & 5th floors. Always fun to see what has (or hasn't) been successfully preserved. (!)

Two remain at least

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