Guide to the Hotel Alexander Hamilton (Paterson, N.J.) Documents1943-1944MG 1561

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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Access Points

Administrative Information

Container List

Hotel Documents

Guide to the Hotel Alexander Hamilton (Paterson, N.J.) Documents1943-1944MG 1561Inventory prepared by Stephen Yautz.

Guide to the Hotel Alexander Hamilton (Paterson, N.J.) Documents
1943-1944

MG 1561



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Inventory prepared by Stephen Yautz.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. May 2005. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hotel Alexander Hamilton (Paterson, N.J.)
Title: Hotel Alexander Hamilton (Paterson, N.J.) Documents
Dates1917
Abstract: Consists of hotel bills and pamphlets owned by E. M. Secord for the Hotel Alexander Hamilton, Paterson, N.J., dated 1943, and a hotel bill for the Roosevelt Hotel, New York, 1944.
Quantity: .01 linear feet/ 1 folder
Collection Number: MG 1561

Historical Note

The city of Paterson was founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1781 as the nation's first planned industrial city. Paterson was a center of textile manufacturing, and became known as the "Silk City." After a devastating fire in 1902, the city rebuilt the downtown with massive Beaux Arts-style buildings, many of which have retained their character. The Hotel Alexander Hamilton, a 210-room building located on 55 Church Street in downtown Paterson, opened in 1925 during the heyday of Paterson's prosperity. It once featured opulent ballrooms and provided accomodations for many prominent individuals. In the following decades, as Paterson declined, the hotel fell into disrepair. There are currently plans to convert the structure into an assisted-living facility for seniors.

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Scope and Content Note

Included are hotel bills for the Hotel Alexander Hamilton in Paterson, N.J. dated 1943, and a 1944 hotel bill for the Roosevelt Hotel, New York, all owned by a Mr. E.M. Secord. The bills list the nightly cost for an air-conditioned room, and any incurred telephone costs. There is also a brochure for the Hotel Alexander Hamilton, which lists the hotel's amenities, including two ballrooms, a hotel garage, and airy, comfortable rooms that are not "hotel-ly". The nightly hotel rates are listed, and range from from $3.50 to $7.00 per night.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Secord, E.M.
Subject Organizations:
Hotel Alexander Hamilton (Paterson, N.J.)
Roosevelt Hotel (New York, N.Y.)
Subject Topics:
Hotels--New Jersey--Paterson.
Subject Places:
New York (N.Y.)
Paterson (N.J.)
Document Types:
Invoices.
Pamphlets.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1561, Hotel Alexander Hamilton Documents, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased in 2002.

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Container List

 

Hotel Documents

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Brochure, Hotel Alexander Hamilton, Paterson, N.J. n.d.
11Hotel bills (3), Hotel Alexander Hamilton, Paterson, N.J.1943 Oct. 31
11Hotel bill, The Roosevelt, New York, N.Y1944 Jan. 25

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