Manufacturer: Maddock Pottery Co.
User: Parker House
Distributor of Open Sugar: J. R. Whipple Co., Boston
Date of open sugar: 1900 – 1924
Notes: Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Mass., The Parker House is known as the longest continuously operating hotel in the United States since 1855. The original Parker House closed on November 23, 1925 and was turned over to the wrecking crew in December 1925.
Claude M. Hart, president of the J.R. Whipple Corporation built the "new" Parker House on the site of the original Parker House. The new 14-story, 800-room building opened on May 12, 1927.
The hotel's famous restaurant, Parker's Restaurant, is home to the creation of Parker House Rolls and the Boston Cream Pie. Another dining room was the Revere Room.
In 1969 the hotel became the Dunfey Parker House Hotel and in 1984, the Omni Parker Hotel.
Lamberton China white body with acanthus leaves and flowers on both the inner and outer rim in shades of green and brown, coin gold accents. Topmarked with the Deer Head Crest that reads “Fideli Certa Merces,” meaning “To the faithful there is certain reward.” If you walk the Freedom Trail in Boston, you will pass by the Parker House, where you can see a plate with the Fideli Certa Merces logo displayed in the main lobby.
A note about the shape: 16oz Open Sugar Bag (Maddock Pottery Co. Item #815)
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