Detroit Statler Hotel Collection,1823-2014.

Collection Number: 8471

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Detroit Statler Hotel collection, 1823-2014.
Collection Number:
8471
Creator:
Kukan, Scott,
Quantity:
.4 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Reports, printed materials, photographs, publications and architectural plans.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Reports, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, floor plans, and ephemera relating to the hotel and the history of the site where it was built.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

The Detroit Statler Hotel, also known as the Statler-Hilton and Detroit Heritage Hotel, was designed by George B. Post and Louis Rorimer. Consisting of 18 stories and containing 800 rooms, it was built in 1915 at 1539 Washington Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. Although popular at one time, it fell into disuse by 1975 and was demolished in 2005.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Reports, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, floor plans, and ephemera relating to the hotel and the history of the site where it was built.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Kukan, Scott,
Statler Hotel (Detroit, Mich.)

Subjects:
Hotels -- Michigan -- Detroit.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Scott Kukan, collector. Detroit Statler Hotel Collection, #8471. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Biographies
1863-2006
Box 1 Folder 1
E.M. Statler, "Hotel Man of the Half Century" (Master's Thesis)
1959
Box 1 Folder 1
Overview of The Hotel Statler-Detroit
2005
D. Kohrman
1907-1915
Box 1 Folder 2
"Arthur H. Fleming Pays Quarter of Million for the Bagley Homestead" from The Detroit Journal
1907-10-02
Box 1 Folder 2
History of the Statler Hotel Site
1823-1907
Box 1 Folder 2
"Hotel Statler-Detroit" from The Detroiter, 3(12)
1913
Box 1 Folder 2
"Hotel Statler Now Close to Completion" from Michigan Manufacturer and Financial Record, 14(9)
1914
Box 1 Folder 2
Construction photograph
1914
Box 1 Folder 2
"Floor Plan at Hotel Statler" and "First Guests of the Hotel Statler" from The Detroit News
1915
Box 1 Folder 2
"New Statler is Monument to the Boards Activities" The Detroiter, 6(20)
1915
Box 1 Folder 2
"Hotel Statler, Detroit, Mich." from Architecture and Building, 67(3)
1915
Box 1 Folder 2
Postcards, photographs, postage stamps, and building advertisements
1915
1915-1928
Box 1 Folder 3
Hotel letterhead, Hotels Statler Virginia Rounds Cigarette package, Plese "Do Not Disturb" door sign, Business card for Paul T. Kilborn (Credit Manager), Statler Service Codes manual, Park Avenue advertisement showing Statler in view, Hotels Statler Company Inc. Bonds, Hotel advertisements
1915-1928
Box 1 Folder 3
Newspaper clippings/photo of proposed, new Statler Hotel
1923
Box 1 Folder 3
Newspaper clippings
1919-1928
Box 1 Folder 3
Photographs of exterior and kitchen
1915-1928
Box 1 Folder 3
Clippings from The Yearbook of the Architectural League
1916
Box 1 Folder 3
The Hotel Butcher Garde Manger and Carver
1916
Box 1 Folder 3
"The Statler Idea in Hotel Planning and Equipment" from The Architectural Forum, 37(5)
1917
Box 1 Folder 3
"Ability Wins Out" from The Gas Industry, 16(7)
1916
Box 1 Folder 3
"The Largest Hotel in the World: And some reasons for E.M. Statler's spectacular success" from The Independent 103
1920
Box 1 Folder 3
Hotel Statler, Detroit - Floor Plans
Undated
Box 1 Folder 3
"The Hotel Statler in Detroit" from The Architectural Record
Undated
Box 1 Folder 3
"The Hotel Pennsylvania" from The Architectural Review, 8(3)
1919
1929-1958
Box 1 Folder 4
Exterior Photographs
1929-1958
Mapcase Folder 1
Exterior Photograph
Undated
Box 1 Folder 4
Miscellaneous Ephemera: Envelopes, Guest Account Statements, Star the Statler Cities brochure, Statler Special Services brochure, Statler Service Codes manual, You and Your Hotel employee manual, Statler Hotel ink blotter, 1954 Credit Card, Menus and wine lists, Room Rates, Luggage tags, Magazine advertisements, Company letterhead, Hotel Statler "Air Mail" label, Announcement of the Terrace Dining Room, Convention planning guide
1929-1958
Box 1 Folder 4
Newspaper clippings
1937-1963
Box 1 Folder 4
Hotel Statler Guest magazine
1956
Box 1 Folder 4
Hotel Statler News magazine
1945-1952
Box 1 Folder 4
The Hotel Pennsylvania Ephemera: Envelopes, Guest account statement, Advertising brochure
Undated
Box 1 Folder 4
Hotel renovation from The Architectural Record 83(1)
1938
Box 1 Folder 4
Convention booklet
Undated
Mapcase Folder 1
Old Guard Association Banquet photographs
1951-1952, 1955-1956
1959-1975
Box 1 Folder 5
Miscellaneous Ephemera: Interior restaurant photographs, Room Service menu, Hilton: Detroit advertisement booklet, Sending blank
1959-1975
Box 1 Folder 5
Newspaper clippings
1973-1975
Box 1 Folder 5
"Hilton Welcomes Statler Hotels to Family" from Life Magazine
1954
1975-1999
Box 1 Folder 6
Newspaper clippings
1975-1999
1999-2004
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence to save Statler Hotel
Undated
Box 1 Folder 7
EPA and DEQ documentation on hazerdous materials disposal
Undated
Box 1 Folder 7
Specification and Project Manual for Demolition, Removal and Disposal of Former Statler Hilton Hotel
2004