Manufacturer: Carr China
User: Terrace Garden at the Morrison Hotel – Chicago
Date of soup plate: circa 1920s – 1930s
Notes: From Dining in Chicago, The John Day Co., New York, Copyrighted 1931, p. 134:
The Terrace Garden "is located in the basement of the Morrison Hotel where the famed old Boston Oyster House once had quarters. It is one of the best known dine-and dance restaurants in Chicago. You eat at tables placed on circular terraces and the dance floor, orchestra, and floor show are below you. Luncheon, dinner, and after theatre supper are served here and the menu is both table d'hote and a la carte. They feature daily specials, which are appetizing, such as beef a la mode with potato pancakes, New England boiled dinner, fried spring chicken roadhouse style, boiled brisket of beef with horse radish sauce, baked finnan haddie a la Moir, and individual chicken pot pie. If you like to dance between courses or if you like to be in a gay convivial atmosphere, with music, young people and colorful surrounds, the Terrace Garden is the place to go."
White body soup plate with a thick black line followed underneath by a thinner light red line around the center of the border. At the top of the plate, the lines are broken by the insertion of a drawing of a red lobster hanging from a steaming small metal bowl. Underneath are the words "Morrison. Terrace. Garden."
For related info:
Terrace Garden by Bauscher Brothers
Morrison Hotel by Shenango China
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