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pash wrote:Yes, looking northeast.
What was the tan brick building with the flagpole in front of it at the southeast corner of Seventh & Main/Delaware (now a parking lot)?
If I remember from reading something correct...it was the downtown Ramada Inn.
This says it was the Sheraton until 1981 and was a Howard Johnson approx. 1981-85
My dad took this pic around '85 or '86. sorry for the poor quality but it's a cell phone pic of a slide projected on a screen.
edit 9/13/15: I changed the image url from my google sites address to my own server. hopefully everyone can see it now
edit 10/28/15: ip address of server hosting pic changed.
edit 11/12/15: ip address of server hosting pic changed.
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Mailman, to post a picture here, you need to click on the "Post Reply" button, click on the "img" button in the choices at the top, and insert the address of the image which you will have stored on any other site. I use Flickr. You cannot store images on KCRag. I look forward to seeing your picture.
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pash wrote:Here's an earlier photo of the Prom-Sheraton in its original configuration:
Looks strangely like some of the apartment buildings going up in the River Market these days.
I think if the Prom-Sheraton Motel building could have remained standing just a few more years, that now it would be looked at as a possible hotel renovation again, or might have been in the process of being renovated by now--maybe instead of the Holiday Inn Express hotel in the Interstate Building at 13th and Oak/Locust, or even the instead of the Hampton Inn hotel going into the Gumbel Building.
The Prom-Sheraton had anywhere from 244-250 rooms, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a ballroom, banquet rooms, and I believe it had garage parking as well. Thus, it had advantages as a hotel that the other two buildings didn't have--namely a pool, a cocktail lounge, a ballroom, meeting rooms on-site, and covered parking.
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