Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Belmont Plaza postcard

The Belmont Plaza, Lexington Avenue at 49th street, New York.
From the back: "Located in the heart of the Grand Central Zone, the World's Greatest Business, Shopping, Residential District.  800 outside rooms, each with bath, shower and radio.
Single from $3.00, Double, twin beds, from $5.00"

Can you believe those prices?  This card is postmarked July 17 1939 and is addressed to Mr. Joe Bauch of Akron Ohio.  It reads: "We arrived in Jersy [sic] City 9:30 our time & at the Hotel 10:30 our time. we are on the 4th floor, everything is fine."  I can't read the signature.

The Belmont Plaza is now the W hotel, in a cluster of hotels in this area, including the Waldorf Astoria, Radisson, and Intercontinental.

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