User: Windsor Hall – Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Date of creamer: circa early 1900s
Notes: Windsor Hall was a hotel located in Fredericton, the capital city of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. From a 1905, Pocket Guide to the Principal Hotels in the various Canadian maritime provinces, it is known that Windsor Hall had a capacity of 100, a rate of $2.00 per day, and the proprietor was A.E. Evertt.
In Chapter 24 of Leaves of Knowledge (1904) by Elma MacGibbon, she writes the following about her stay in Fredericton: "I remained most of the summer at hotel "Windsor Hall," which is centrally located, and the most modern in the city, surrounded by the most beautiful shade trees, lawn and balcony, making it a perfect spot to while away the summer months. Every attention was rendered to aid in my enjoyment and I found everything pleasing at this fashionable resort."
Although the hotel's opening and closing dates are not known, Windsor Hall appears again in a 1926 Pocket Guidebook of the Real North America by William Harman Black.
Creamer with two very fine pinstripes around the top, and a single fine pinstripe near the bottom. The top and bottom pinstripes are green and the second pinstripe at the top is red. On the left side of the creamer is the hotel's logo in red that consists of stacked ribbon banners. The top banner contains the words "Windsor" "Hall" in block letters, and the bottom banner contains the word "Fredericton."
JohnWood1946 – blog about the 1905 Pocket Guide of Principal Hotels
Leaves of Knowledge (1904) by Elma MacGibbon – Chapter 24
Google Books – The Real North American Pocket Guidebook by William Harman Black – page 314
1900 Printers' Ink, Magazine of Advertising – various ads for Windsor Hall
ID, creamer and postcard photos: Rodric Coslet
Author: Ed Phillips