Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Florida
Date of service plate: 1926-1930
Notes: Modeled after a Spanish castle, the 100-room private club was founded as "The Cloister Inn" and opened on February 6, 1926. In 1930, after $8 million of renovations, The Cloister Inn reopened as the exclusive Boca Raton Hotel & Club, one of the world's foremost "gentlemen's clubs."
It was used by the U.S. Army in WWII. First advertised in the 1945 Hotel Red Book as: "Formerly a private club, now open to a discerning clientele."
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Boca Raton Resort and Club 2 by Sterling China for a plate that commemorated the resort's 60th anniversary.