Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: Robert E. Lee Hotel
Distributor: Ezekiel & Weilman Co. Inc., Richmond, Va.
Date of service plate: 1928 – 1930
Notes: Located on the corner of 5th and Cherry streets in Winston-Salem, N.C., this 12-story, 200-room hotel opened in 1921. The hotel was operated by the Interstate Hotel Co. circa 1923; the Griffin & Bland Hotel Co. circa 1928; and the Winston-Salem Hotel Co. circa 1934 – 1958. An addition in the early 1930s brought the room count up to 350.
The hotel was demolished March 26, 1972.
White bodied, 11" service plate. Coin gold band, gold line, wide band of blue background with gold acanthus leaves, and baskets of flowers, another gold line, then a band of blue with white flowers, followed by a gold line, all on the wide rim. In the well of the plate is an image of Robert E. Lee within a coin gold frame with a banner that says Robert E. Lee.
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