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Re: Muehlebach Hotel

Post by loftguy » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:57 pm

The bar next to the Baltimore entry was opened in the early 1970's as "The Haberdashery" bar and grill.  It was a hip, peanut shells on the floor place, that was pretty hot.  The name was a nod to Harry Trumans time as a mens clothier in downtown, with Harry Jacobson.

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Re: Muehlebach Hotel

Post by KC Sporting Life » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:01 pm

Thanks!  That's helpful.  Although it definitely looks like it was there prior to 1970.

Regarding the haunting, there are a lot of claims regarding that....they say it's haunted by "The Blue Lady"

http://www.sdparanormal.com/articles/ar ... 136919.htm

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Re: Muehlebach Hotel

Post by FangKC » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:03 pm

LenexatoKCMO wrote:I have vague childhood recollections of going with the family to easter brunch at the Muehlbach but I don't remember the name of the dining room.  

Didn't the hotel tower have a pretty serious reputation as being haunted as hell before it closed?  


Yes, Charles Ferruzza wrote about the hauntings.

http://blogs.pitch.com/fatcity/2010/01/the_top_five_haunted_restauran.php

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Re: Muehlebach Hotel

Post by FangKC » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:05 pm

loftguy wrote:The bar next to the Baltimore entry was opened in the early 1970's as "The Haberdashery" bar and grill.  It was a hip, peanut shells on the floor place, that was pretty hot.  The name was a nod to Harry Trumans time as a mens clothier in downtown, with Harry Jacobson.


Harry Truman's haberdashery was right across the street from the Muehlebach in the old Glennon Hotel. The Phillips Hotel is on the site today.

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Re: Muehlebach Hotel

Post by KC Sporting Life » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:07 pm

So the Haberdashery was on 12th st, not in the Muehlebach.

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Re: Muehlebach Hotel

Post by FangKC » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:13 pm

Yes, the haberdashery was on the north side of 12th street in one of the retail spaces on the first floor of the Glennon Hotel. It had a separate entrance from the hotel.

Here's an old postcard of the Glennon Hotel.

http://kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Mrs&CISOPTR=1148&CISOBOX=1&REC=3

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Re: Muehlebach Hotel

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Re: Muehlebach Hotel

Post by loftguy » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:18 pm

KC Sporting Life wrote:So the Haberdashery was on 12th st, not in the Muehlebach.


To insure clarity, The Haberdashery, the bar, was in the Muehlebach on Baltimore.

Harry's shop was on 12th.

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Re: Muehlebach Hotel

Post by FangKC » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:26 pm

KC Sporting Life wrote:Regarding the haunting, there are a lot of claims regarding that....they say it's haunted by "The Blue Lady"


I wonder if the Blue Lady was Na'vi? :D

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Re: Muehlebach Hotel

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:10 pm

Found this on the library site with the only description being "A dining room, Hotel Muehlebach; K.C., Mo. (1926)"
I've never seen this room in any pictures, old or new, which is weird considering how grand of a space it is. You'd think it would have been photographed more. I even looked all around the outside of the building on Maps and couldn't find any matching window patterns. Does anyone know anything about this room?

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Re: Muehlebach Hotel

Post by FangKC » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:46 pm

This is one of the mislabeled photos in the library's collection. It's actually a photo of one of the dining rooms of the demolished Baltimore Hotel, which stood where City Center Square is now.

The Baltimore Hotel had some of the best public spaces of any building in the city. The building only stood about 40 years, which is shocking when you think of it--that such a large building was so disposable.

I used to send email to the Special Collections department pointing out the errors, and providing evidence to prove the need for correction, but they never made the corrections, so I stopped.

http://kchistory.org/content/baltimore-hotels

http://kchistory.org/content/baltimore-hotel-0

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Re: Muehlebach Hotel

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:58 pm

FangKC wrote:This is one of the mislabeled photos in the library's collection. It's actually a photo of one of the dining rooms of the demolished Baltimore Hotel, which stood where City Center Square is now.

The Baltimore Hotel had some of the best public spaces of any building in the city. The building only stood about 40 years, which is shocking when you think of it--that such a large building was so disposable.
Thanks for the info! The Baltimore seemed like such a cool building, wish it still existed.

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