Manufacturer: Syracuse China and Shenango China
User: Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Date: Syracuse, plate with HL logo, 1947; (detail of) Syracuse plate with FF logo, 1950; Shenango cup and saucer, 1920s-early 1950s
Note: Contruction began on this historic 500-room hotel in 1902 and was completed in April 1906, two weeks before the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. Click here for a detailed history of the so-called Palace on Nob Hill.
There are two logos shown in the photos, one with an overlapping H and L, and the other with opposing F's. Per Larry Paul, the HL logo is for Herbert & Heartland Law, the original 1906 owners of the hotel.
ID contributed by dbstoneware and Larry Paul