I live in a town I'm not all that fond of, but our pride and joy is really quite fantastic. It occored to me that you guys here might like these photographs.
The Davenport Restraunt was built at the end of the last century. In 1913, The Davenport Hotel was built jointly. It was one of the the biggest and most luxorious hotel in the era in this part of the country. Presidents and Charles Lindburg stayed there. During the depression they were no logner able to outfit her so splendidly, and was, for decades, just another struggling, decaying hotel.
It was closed in the late '80's. They were going to tear it down, but eventually from '95 to '00 it underwent a full restoration.
Most of it is original.
The small parts that aren't have been restored.
Here are some vintage and modern pictures of The Davenport.
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