Manufacturer: Walker China
User: Keeler's Restaurant
Date of plate: 1952
Notes: Established in 1865, Keeler's Hotel and Restaurant was located on Broadway at Maiden Lane in Albany, N.Y. There was a fire on June 17, 1919, that destroyed the hotel and restaurant. A new restaurant was built at 56 State St., down the hill from the Capitol, and was a meeting place for legislators and other officials for decades.
In late 1969 the owner of the restaurant, Simon "Sam" Adler, was involved in court actions with Amsterdam Catering Corp., which had been operating the restaurant for him. Adler stated that he would operate Keeler's himself after he obtained full possession of it and make alterations. He would then reopen the restaurant sometime after Jan. 1, 1970.
Ivory body. Maroon band and logo.
See also: Keeler's Restaurant 2 by Dunn Bennett & Co.
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