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Stationery from "The Seelbach," Louisville, Kentucky.

Louisville nd (early/mid 1 Dozen sheets, 9.5 x 6, lined paper with vignette of the hotel in upper left corner. Unused, light wear, toning, a few small tears else good. The hotel is shown with its flag flying on the top and cars and a streetcar below. To the right is the letterhead "The Seelbach" 4th and Walnut Streets, Seelbach Hotel Co. Incorporated. Proprietors. Louis Seelbach, President. Otto Seelbach, V.Pres.Sec'y. & Treas., Wm. O Seelbach, Manager, Carl Rindt, Asst. Mgr. Louisville, Ky.________19______." This hotel, designed to reflect old European grandeur, opened its doors on May 1, 1905. After the death of one of the Seelbachs the hotel was sold in 1926 to a Chicago businessman. After many successful years it hit a period of declineand closed. In the late 20th century renovations were performed and the hotel reopened; latest renovations were in 2009 and the hotel is now known as the Seelbach Hilton. The Seelbach had many famous visitors: Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Dutch Schultz, Elvis, several presidents (Taft, Wilson, FDR, JFK) and F. Scott Fitzgerald, who it is said took inspiration from it for the hotel where his characters from "The Great Gatsby," Tom and Daisy, were married. The 12 all for:


Book Id: 98-2791

Price: $25.00

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