Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC 1920's - Hotel Vignette

Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC 1920's - Hotel Vignette

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Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC 1920's - Hotel Vignette
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Beautifully engraved Certificate from the Mayflower Hotel Companyissued in the 1920's. This historic document was printed by the Young and Selden Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the famous Washington DC Hotel cars from the 1920's driving by. This item is hand signed by the company's officers and is over 72 years old.
Certificate Vignette This hotel dubs itself as "Washington's second best address." In fact, the Mayflower attracts nearly as many notables as the nearby White House -- no doubt the town's first most desirable address. Since opening its doors in 1925, the hotel has hosted Calvin Coolidge's inaugural ball and Charles Lindbergh's celebration of his historic flight. Hotel legend has it that during a visit, actress Jean Harlow was so intrigued by the hotel's switchboard that she spent a morning as a stand-in operator. Designed by Warren and Westmore, the New York architects who also worked on Manhattan's Grand Central Station, the original hotel boasted 1,057 rooms, including 112 apartments. Hotel workers reportedly spent three months working around the clock just to arrange some 25,000 pieces of furniture delivered from New York. Extensive renovations in the early 1980s restored the hotel to its original grandeur, earning it a place on the list of the National Register of Historic Places. Furnishings are lavish: poster beds and settees, damask wing chairs, and tiered curtains with matching bedspreads and dust ruffles. Walls are covered with faux-silk wallpaper and decorated with historic prints of local scenes. The bathroom, covered in Italian marble, is luxurious. Light-wood cabinets house an army of fluffy towels.


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