Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: Savoy Hotel
Date of example:1902
Notes: In 1902, business partners Walter S. Chessman and David Dodge began construction of two adjoining hotels. Dodge's Shirley, at 17th and Lincoln in Denver, Colorado, opened in 1903.
Chessman opened his six-story Savoy Hotel in 1904 at East 17th Street at Broadway.
The Savoy featured a ground floor dining room with large windows and with the entrance opening directly onto 17th Street. It also contained a room known as the Indian Grill.
In 1921, Dodge bought out Chessman's half interest and the two adjoining hotels were merged, becoming the Shirley-Savoy. The Shirley section was razed in the early 1960s, and the Savoy came down in 1970.
Crested with "Savoy" in outlined blue script lettering, on upward slant. "Denver" curved below the tail on the "y." Blue pin lines with curved ends flanking the crest, mid rim; blue pin line at verge.
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