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Hotel Piccadilly Ashtray

Hotel Piccadilly Ashtray

$125.00

New York hotels go in and out of style just like clubs and bars, and once they outlive their usefulness, the get a date with the wrecking ball. Thatís the story of the Hotel Piccadilly. Its era as a hot place to book a room or meet for a drink was from the 1930s to the 1950s.

With about 700 rooms on West 45th Street, it was in the heart of the Theater District. "Smartly located in the center of everything" was its very midcentury-sounding slogan. The Piccadilly also had the Piccadilly Circus Lounge, "gaily colorful spot in the thick of theaterdom patronized by show folk and show goers."

The Piccadilly, after years of dining and dancing in that Piccadilly Circus Lounge, was torn down in 1982 to make way for the Marriott.Marquis. Before its date with the wrecking ball however, a manufacturer of plastics bought the hotel's entire Georgian ballroom for $40,000 and moved it (paintings on the wall, crystal chandelier and all) to his factory in Detroit as a special events room.

We've managed to save a Piccadilly guest room ashtray, desirable for its connection to the culture of New York City in the twentieth century.

Hotel Piccadilly Ashtray
Item #02339

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