Manufacturer: Sterling China
User: Riverside – The Inn at Cambridge Springs, PA
Date of plate: 1962
Notes: The Riverside Inn is located at 1 Fountain Street in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania. According to Wikipedia, the hotel opened July 1, 1888 and is still in business today (2012). Of the 40+ hotels, bath houses and spas built during the "healing springs" craze at the turn of the 20th Century, the Riverside Inn is the only one still in business.
The four-story, 100-room hotel is listed in the 1894 Hotel Red Book, with Rider, Martin & Brech as owners. For over 50 years, the hotel was owned by members of the Baird Family. In 1948-49, it was part of the American Hotels Corporation, and carried the name, The Inn at Cambridge Springs, PA.
The historic inn is renowned for its professional Dinner Theatre with a popular Medieval Feast, comedy matinees, A Riverside Christmas and other productions. The Healing Waters Pub has dancing on the weekends.
Update 2021, the Riverside Inn was destroyed by fire in May, 2017.
The Riverside Inn: A Brief History
Larry Paul's 20th Century Hotel Research Database
Wikipedia: Riverside Inn
White Body Plate, all decoration is blue-green. Line on rim, line on verge broken by a three-part shield with three steer heads, a dog facing left above, and the name Riverside The Inn at Cambridge Springs, PA below.
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Riverside Hotel by Bailey-Walker China
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