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View of Broadway and West 66th Street – Douglas Leigh Archive – Hotel Dauphin, Kitchenettes – NYC

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CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE – View of Hotel Dauphin and former configuration of intersections in front of Lincoln Center – Douglas Leigh Archive

The Dauphin Hotel was an establishment located on the west block front of Broadway between 66th Street and 67th Street. In 1958 the ballroom of the hotel was behind Julia Murphy’s Bar. The Dauphin Hotel was demolished as part of the excavation for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. By 1964, the site was taken by the Empire Mutual Insurance Group building. This edifice also occupied the space where the Marie Antoinette Hotel previously stood. – Wikipedia

Alexander Hotel – Monroe, LA

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Trinidad Hotel – Trinidad Apartments – Owl Cigars – Trinidad, CO

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United Profit Sharing Coupon © Frank H. Jump

United Profit Sharing Coupon © Frank H. Jump

J.P. Larkin Hotel – Air Conditioned – Cafe – Larned, KS

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When you are driving through the United States in an RV, sometimes you miss some things that lay around the corner. Didn’t think to look until after the fact. Sometimes you can find good resolution on Google Maps.

Good Coffee © Google Maps

Comfortable Rooms – Cold Drinks © Google Maps

Central Hotel Building – Batteries – Tires – Tubes & Accessories [Auto] – Dodge City, KS

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The Central Hotel building was built circa 1930. The two-story brick building is is a fairly plain appearing building. The building originally housed a service station on the first floor. The building had a canted opening allowing the cars to drive through. The second-story housed a hotel. The first story has now been closed off and has two store fronts. The building has ghost signs showing its past.

The building now houses a music store and another business. – Waymarking

Kanab Hotel – Photo Shop – Portraits – Kanab, UT

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Grand Hotel – Fire Proof – Coca-Cola – Chattanooga, TN

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Wink – The Sassy One – Canada Dry – Sun Hotel – South Scranton, PA

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Six weeks since the Sun went down, Scranton police Officer Jill Foley drove her cruiser through a silent South Side on patrol Wednesday night looking for some sign, any sign of crime. – Denis J. O’Malley – Times Tribune, July 3, 2011

Today, I was also looking for a sign on Cedar Avenue. I found several. Not the kind of signs for which Officer Jill Foley was looking. Apparently, this once bustling late-19th-century neighborhood is now safer and quieter since this hotel has closed. Reviews on Google for this hotel are hilarious.

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The guy in the front with the Harley-Davidson claims to have done the lettering on this sign “too many years ago to remember when.” Within one block, there were many signs of a previous life on Cedar Avenue that was not so nefarious and sleazy. The South Side, as it is called in Scranton, can use a comeback. But then again, so can the North Side and the Middle Side. Scranton has some great architectural and advertising remnant treasures which indicate it once had quite a hey-day. Like most of America’s cities, Scranton is waiting for a second wind.

Duke University Libraries

Vintage ad – circa 1966 – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

“Get a POP POP tingle with Wink.” – Ann-Margret in a vintage 1960s Canada Dry Wink commercial.

Hotel Bellevue – Restaurant – Chambres – Le Muy, FR – Gaia Son

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Chambres – 159 francs – WC – TV – Douche © Gaia Son

Hotel Turock – Turock Bros. For Coal Hauling – Main Street – Dickson City, PA

’35¢ Per 100 Lbs’ © Frank H. Jump

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Turock Bros. – Phone 640 – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE © Frank H. Jump

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Coal, Ice, Wood – 1301 Main Street – Dickson City – © Frank H. Jump

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THE DICKSON CITY BOROUGH SCHOOL District solicits sealed bids for the furnishing of Janitors’ Supplies of the Second Class for the School Year 1938 – 37. Lists of supplies can be secured from the Secretary. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. A certified check of 10 per cent of the amount of the bid shall accompany each bid. All bids to be In the hands of the Secretary. John J. Turock. on July 1. 1936. at 7:30 P. M., at which time they shall be opened and read at an Adjourned Regular Meeting of the Board In the Board Room. JOHN J. TUROCK, Secretary, 1301 Main Street, Dickson City, Pa.  – June 24, 1936 – The Scranton Republican from Scranton, Pennsylvania · Page 30