Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Manhattan Hotel - Salida

Today, the Manhattan Hotel features a clothing store and a restaurant...a very nice restaurant where one can dine in comfort while looking out at the Arkansas River...

It just so happens that the father of one of our bloggers (a blogger who now lives the great Pacific Northwest) worked at the Manhattan Hotel for many years. Maybe she'll see this post and explain further.

13 comments:

bfarr said...

Love the sign. Still in pretty good shape.

~Cheryl said...

Well... maybe she will see this and take your bait!

This hotel is across the river from what was the roundhouse and Denver and Rio Grand Railroad depot. All those freight and passenger trains relied upon a full crew to keep them moving. When the word came that a crew member was missing (overslept!), my dad headed up to the room and woke up the sleepy head! Well, the trains must roll on!

Jacob said...

Thank you, Cheryl! I was hoping you would make this very comment...as I couldn't remember everything you told me!

cieldequimper said...

Drink Snow Drift?

Very nice.

Small City Scenes said...

Very interesting and thanks to Cheryl for saving your skin. MB

Francisca said...

Fun interaction between you two bloggers on an interesting place. I have a strong aversion to billboards... but somehow (probably not in any way logical) this painted advertisement on the side of the brick building adds old-time charm. Although "drink snow drift" DOES bring to mind nasty things...

Halcyon said...

Thanks for the extra history Cheryl! What a neat old building. I love the old brick and the painting on the side. And knowing a little about what happened there makes it even better.

Lois said...

I had a feeling you were talking about Cheryl before I even read the comments! What a fabulous old building.

tapirgal said...

I love those old building signs, and, like Francisca, I hate billboards. I wonder what people thought of these at the time. We have a few, but much more faded. Cheryl's story was great.

Tricia said...

Hmmm, I've never heard of Snow Drift Cola... is it good? Guess not, it isn't around anymore! heheheee!

Cezar and Léia said...

For your description looks a cozy place indeed, I like those red bricks!
Léia

JM said...

I like the faded sign.

Amin said...

Very nice!