Manufacturer: Buffalo China
User: Hotel Touraine – Boston, Massachusetts
Date of example: 1921
Notes: The ten-story building on the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets in Boston, Massachusetts, opened September 8, 1897, as the Hotel Touraine. It was built for, and operated by, Joseph Reed Whipple. The Whipple Company also operated the Parker House and Young's Hotel. The Touraine contained three dining rooms including the German Room, in the basement. There was also a dining room for children and their nannies. The Touraine closed in 1966, and was converted into apartments. In 2022, the apartments operated under the name, "62 ON THE PARK."
Buffalo China made a china service for the Touraine that has the hotel shield crest in blue and brown. There are blue and red orange rim lines, and a red orange pin line at the verge. This service is dated 1921.
Washington DC Evening Star, September 8, 1897 – hotel opening
Boston Daily Globe, September 8, 1897 – opening and information
For additional info:
Touraine Hotel by Syracuse China
Touraine Hotel 2 by Maddock Pottery
Touraine Hotel 3 by Scammell China
Touraine Hotel 4 by Syracuse China
Touraine Hotel 5 by Syracuse China
Author and photos: Larry Paul