Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: Hotel Touraine – Boston, Massachusetts
Pattern Name: Grecian
Date of example: circa 1927 – 1950
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."
Syracuse produced china on Old Ivory body, with an underglaze Hotel Touraine decal shield crest in red and blue. The border was designed by Hawley Henoch and copyrighted on June 20, 1927. The round part of this design is shown in the Syracuse pattern sample book as "79401, Congress."
Washington DC Evening Star, September 8, 1897 – hotel opening
Boston Daily Globe, September 8, 1897 – opening and information
1937 Syracuse China catalog
Author and photos: Larry Paul