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Hotel Manhattan Ashtray (Birthplace of Manhattan Cocktail)

Hotel Manhattan Ashtray (Birthplace of Manhattan Cocktail)

$95.00

The Hotel Manhattan was one of the great American skyscraper hotels of the nineteenth century. The Manhattan graced the northwest corner of Forty-Second Street and Madison Avenue and gave birth to a cocktail of whiskey tempered with a hint of sweet vermouth. Its footprint measured 200 feet along Madison Avenue and 121 feet along Forty-Second Street.

The French Chateau-inspired Hotel Manhattan was the brainchild of Henry J. Hardenbergh, one of the most celebrated architects of his day, designer of the Plaza, the Dakota, and the original Waldorf-Astoria. At completion, it became New York City's tallest hotels. It stood sixteen stories, 250 feet above Madison Avenue and edged out the Netherland Hotel by sixteen feet. The Manhattan offered meeting and dining rooms, bars, and some four hundred guest rooms, all of which were served by four Sprague electric passenger elevators.

In the early 1960s, the Hotel Manhattan was demolished and replaced with an office building. The "Manhattan," with a maraschino cherry, continues to this day. Offered is a handsome ashtray rescued from the legendary Hotel Manhattan.

Hotel Manhattan Ashtray (Birthplace of Manhattan Cocktail)
Item #02318

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