Manufacturers: Buffalo China and Unknown (Made in Germany)
User: Muehlebach Hotel
Distributors: Unknown manufacturer: Burley & Company, Chicago; Buffalo China: Albert Pick & Co.
Date of plate: Unknown | Date of creamer: 1925
Notes: Located at West 12th and Baltimore Streets, Kansas City, Mo., the Muehlebach Hotel opened in 1915 and was host to famous guests over the years, including Harry Truman, Elvis, The Beatles and Babe Ruth. It is known as "Kansas City's Hotel of Presidents." A reported ghost known as "The Blue Lady" has been seen at the hotel from time to time. Described as a blonde in her early 30's, The Blue Lady has been seen wearing a 1920's-style blue dress with her hair tucked up into a wide-brimmed hat.
The Marriott Corporation took over in 1996 and spent millions restoring it. The Muehlebach now makes up the historic tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown's two towers.
White body with a cotton boll and stem border pattern in color shades of green, brown and white, with a backstamp (for the plate) indicating that it was Made in Germany, "Besonders Fabriziert" (which roughly translates to "especially made") for the Hotel Muehlebach. It is assumed that the pattern as produced by Buffalo also was made only for the Muehlebach, but that is not known for sure.
Creamer photos: Maureen ONale Dennis