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CHALFONT-HADDON HALL , ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, Chalfonte-Haddon Hall

Author Name    Chalfonte-Haddon Hall

Title   CHALFONT-HADDON HALL , ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good with no dust jacket

Publisher    Leeds and Lippincott Company 1927

Seller ID   29302

NEW Jersey; HOTELS; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 12 pages; A six panel [12 page] unused foldout postcard. Undated but almost certainly late 1920's. Printed in blue and gray. Shows views of Atlantic city [see graphic] and amenities of this luxury hotel. Chalfonte seal on fore edge has been split to open card. Tiny bit of edge wear, slight toning to edges. A choice item in choice condition. AC picture also shows The Claridge and other hotels of which The Claridge is, I believe, the only one still standing. The Claridge was purchased at a Sherif's auction in 1974 for $100. The purchased then sold it to a cement manufacturer for 1.87 million. He, in turn, formed a partnership with Del Webb corp to open it as a casino. The cost of renovation, largely due to the slat water plumbing was $165 million, much more than the cost of a new hotel. It had been designated a historical landmark and fortunately for us, could not be razed. It had a checkered history for some 20 years until it finally went bankrupt and was acquired by Bally Corp. It now, under Harrahs/ Apollo group is but a pale shadow of it's former self. ; 0

Price = 89.95 USD


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