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USA Thomas Jefferson Hotel, USA, Dec 28, 2010

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The Thomas Jefferson Hotel was a 19 story luxury hotel constructed in 1926, and finished in 1929. The hotel boasted 350 rooms, a ballroom, a dining room, space for retail businesses on the ground floor, a billiard room, a barber shop, and on the roof a docking mast for zeppelins, which happens to be the last zeppelin mooring in the world. Notable guests to the hotel include Mickey Rooney, Ethel Merman, Ray Charles, and two U.S. presidents, Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge. It was also possible to get your alcohol fix here during the era of prohibition.

 

In 1972, the hotel was renamed the Cabana Hotel, amidst an ailing economy and ongoing construction in the downtown areas, many old buildings from the 20's to 30's were struggling financially, and the Cabana was no different. Sometime in the late 70's it was turned into 200 dollar a month apartments, and by 1983, city health officials shut down the apartments for various infractions. Though there was many proposals to buy the structure since it shut down in 1983, it has sat vacant until early 2015, when a deal was finally negotiated with TJTower LLC, who is currently renovating the building into a 100 room apartment building, along with a ground floor restaurant, retail space, and event space.

 

Explored with permission. 

 

 

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Thanks for looking :). More pictures here

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/13755152[email protected]/albums/72157660845910684/with/24155848546/

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Awesome mate :) You definitely know how to use a camera! Those detail shots are damn nice :thumb 

 

Looking forward to the next instalment :o 

 

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7 hours ago, hamtagger said:

Awesome mate :) You definitely know how to use a camera! Those detail shots are damn nice :thumb 

 

Looking forward to the next instalment :o 

 

:comp: 

 

We share reports to Facebook here - https://www.facebook.com/Oblivion-State-1675519349395092/

 

And the Oblivion State group on Facebook is located here -  https://www.facebook.com/groups/OblivionState/

 

Look us up if you haven't already :) 

 

Thanks man:). I've a number of explores from the past that I'll doing some write ups on and sharing.

 

I appreciate the links, though I don't use facebook, twitter, or anything similar. I'm happy that the group has enjoyed my explores and shared them on FB though! I have joined the Flickr group however, which is actually how I came across this site. 

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That's an awesome set of pics. You've really captured the feel of the place - so many fragments of past lives there - fascinating.   

 

Hope you've got plenty more to share!!

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