Boston's Greatest Hotel

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1965

GUSN

GUSN-169747

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Description

The world's first luxury hotel, the Tremont House sat at the corner of Tremont and Beacon streets in Boston. Built in 1829, it became the model for the modern city hotel. It excelled in accommodations and service and entertained every noted visitor to pass through the city. But a little over 65 years later, the once-great hotel was reduced to rubble after closing its doors on Dec. 2, 1894.

Details

Descriptive Terms

commercial buildings

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 126

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1965.055.200.002

Abstract

The world's first luxury hotel, the Tremont House sat at the corner of Tremont and Beacon streets in Boston. Built in 1829, it became the model for the modern city hotel. It excelled in accommodations and service and entertained every noted visitor to pass through the city. But a little over 65 years later, the once-great hotel was reduced to rubble after closing its doors on Dec. 2, 1894.

Date Notes

Volume 55, Number 200 (Spring, 1965)

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Record Details

Originator

Lee, Henry (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1965). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England