Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: Drake Hotel
Date of plate: 1940
Notes: Located on East Oak Street, East Walton Place and North Michigan along the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Ill., the 13-floor Drake was built in the Italian Renaissance style in 1919. It received a $45-million five-year renovation 1998 – 2003.
The Drake consistently has been rated one of the best hotels in the United States, appearing on several Top 10 lists. The brothers John and Tracy Drake, who developed this hotel, had earlier developed The Blackstone. In contrast to the old hotel's name, they named their development firm the "Whitestone Hotel Company." At one point it was a Kirkeby Hotel.
White body, gold rim line, green band and large, pink camellia flower with green glossy leaves. Design by Dorothy Draper. A menu (not shown) advertises The Camellia House restaurant at the Drake and thus the tie-in with this pattern.
For more info:
Drake Hotel by Scammell
Drake Hotel 2 and Cape Cod Room by Syracuse
Drake Hotel – Oak Brook by Shenango China
Drake Hotel – Oak Brook 2 by Syracuse China
Kirkeby Hotels by Syracuse China
Green border plate photos contributed by matthanne1