Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hotel Marlborough Ladies Restaurant

Hotel Marlboro - New York (1908)

Hotel Marlborough Ladies Restaurant

Location: Herald Square at Broadway and West 36th Street, New York, New York, USA

Opened/Closed: c. 1908-1910

This is one of very few photos I have seen that depicts the exterior of a turn-of the-century ladies restaurant.

So far, I have found no written descriptions or advertisements referring to the Marlborough Hotel Ladies Restaurant, though there is frequent mention of the (gentlemen's) Rathskeller, which was a famous German restaurant associated with the Hotel.

In addition, there are postcards illustrating the interior of the Rathskeller (as well as the Hotel lobby) but (apparently) none for the Ladies Restaurant. This suggests that either the Ladies Restaurant did not have a long existence, that its presence wasn't as well-known or publicized, or that its operations were considered somewhat marginal to the Hotel's operations. Perhaps all three.

Close up of Hotel Marlborough Ladies Restaurant (1908)

Hotel Marlborough postcard

Hotel Marlborough lobby (1906)

Rathskeller, Hotel Marlborough

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