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The Plymouth Hotel

MDPL archival photographs and postcard of the Plymouth Hotel through the years. Located at 336 21st Street and designed by Anton Skislewicz in 1940 as a three story Art Deco Streamline Moderne building. The design of the Plymouth took its inspiration from the 1939 New York World’s Fair. With a large protruding pylon tower marking the entrance; eyebrows above windows; narrow vertical slits and bands in the facade and an elaborate interior oval lobby with white Carrara marble tile floor and two exquisite murals by Ramon Chatov. The hotel hosted many important historical moments such as housing GIs during World War II. The hotel became rundown after serving many years as a dorm for New World Symphony’s young musicians in the 1980’s – 1990’s. It was renovated and newly reopened in 2017. Color and black and white photo by Steven Brooke

Vintage postcard of the Plymouth Hotel located at 336 21st Street
Archival black and white photo by Steven Brooke

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