Manufacturer: Maddock Pottery Co.
User: Hotel Chamberlin, Old Point Comfort, VA
Distributor: Abram French Co., Boston
Date of bowl: 1890s – circa 1911
Notes: The Hotel Chamberlin is located in Hampton, Virginia, overlooking Hampton Roads at Old Point Comfort. In 1920, the original Chamberlin suffered from fire, though the edifice remained. It was rebuilt and reopened in 1928 as the Chamberlin-Vanderbilt with 294 rooms, but the "Vanderbilt" name was dropped in 1934. This hotel originally had two square wooden towers with octagonal roofs on top of the brick towers, but the wooden towers were later removed.
Currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Hotel Chamberlin has since been renovated into a high-dollar luxury retirement community. The first two floors retain the "hotel" atmosphere and are designed as guest quarters for visiting relatives of residents, while the other floors are residential two-bedroom apartments.
This plate features the hotel logo of a large turtle on top of a crest or shield of three small turtles and a bottom banner that reads "Hotel Chamberlin."
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Chamberlin Hotel 3 by John Maddock & Sons
Chamberlin Hotel 4 by John Maddock & Sons