Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Morrison Hotel, Chicago, Until 1965


This postcard shows the Morrison Hotel of Chicago, with a nice "x" marks the spot showing "our room."

The hotel was 46 stories high and stood 506 feet above the sidewalk, and every room had a bath, circulating ice water, and grille-protected servidor until 1965, when it became the largest building ever to have been demolished up to that date.

8 comments:

Postcardy said...

I don't even know what a servidor is!

Aimee Dars said...

Nice memento of the bygone building! This is one of the cases when I like when people personalize the front of the card!

Max said...

A servidor was a compartment built into a guest room door. Each side of the compartment had a door and a signal. A guest could place an item of clothing needing pressing into the compartment and a hotel employee would open the servidor from the hall to collect it. It could also be used to deliver items to the guest without disturbing them. The servidor's most praised service was its removing the need to tip employees. Information quoted from http://www.forgottendetroit.com/fsh/history.html

Mary said...

I wonder what was built in its place?

Dorincard said...

Postcards - an immortalization service. Or servidor, since there's no tip or disturbance.

Sheila said...

Enormous! I suppose whatever they built in its place is equally enormous - or more so.

Linda said...

Isn't that interesting about the servidor. I had no clue. That could not have made the tip-less staff happy!

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