Manufacturer: Shenango China
User: St. Regis Hotel
Border Pattern No: 2505-X
Date of soup plate: 1920s – early 1950s
Notes: Located at 2 East 55th Street at 5th Avenue in New York City, this hotel was built by John Jacob Astor and opened in 1904 with 300 rooms. In 1927, extensive remodeling was done to bring the number of floors to 18 and the rooms to 600. It was the first hotel in America to have central heating and air conditioning.
The hotel was designated a Landmark in 1964 and became the St. Regis Sheraton in 1967. From 1988 – 1991 the hotel was completely restored by ITT at a cost of $200 million and reopened September 10, 1991.
Entwined initials and a rim treatment of ovals of laurel leaves in a very dark dark green with black hues. This border pattern number 2505-X was identified on a Shenango China sample display sticker.
ID and photos contributed by dbstoneware
Border pattern info contributed by Babcock
Matchbook photo contributed by Traintime