Hotels -- Hotel Savannah, Savannah, Ga.
Coastal News Company, Savannah Ga. Natural Color Postcard made in USA by E. Kropp Co. Milwaukee Wis.
Postmarked with unreadable date, but possibly 1949
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Hotels -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah -- 20th century.
Color postcard with no border and divided back, postmarked possibly reading Jan. 10, 1949. Caption from back: Facing historic Johnson Square, famous for the General Nathaniel Green Monument and Tomb, also for historic Christ Church, established by Dr. Henry Herbert, an English Clergyman in 1733, the year of the founding of the Colony of Georgia. The hotel was built in 1912 by the Newcomb Hotel Company and opened in January of 1913. The builder was listed as Charles McCaul, builders from Philadelphia and the architect as W. L. Stoddart of New York. At ten floors, it was a tall building by Savannah standards. In 1921, due to the popularity of the hotel, an addition of another 100 rooms was added. In 1954, the hotel became the Manger Hotel and operated as such until the 1970's. Its Purple Tree Lounge was a very popular night spot. The building now houses the First City Club of Savannah and business offices.
The publisher of the postcard was E. C. Kropp, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They published chromolithographic cards and, later, linen cards with a fine grain, between 1907 through 1956.
148 appears after the title on front; 7478 appears on the top of the address side of the back of card.
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3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
MS 016 Savannah Postcard Collection, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.
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