Hayes Hotel 2

Manufacturer: Shenango China
User: Hotel Hayes Drum Room
Date: 1920s - early 1950s
Notes: The Georgian Revival hotel in Jackson, Mich., was built in 1926 by H.G. Christman Builders and named after industrialist Clarence B. Hayes. When it ceased to be a hotel, Consumers Energy used the building for office space. As of 2006, the building was vacant, owned by the city of Jackson and under consideration for redevelopment.

Among many Drum Room restaurants and bars, the search was narrowed down to the Hotel Hayes based on three considerations: the matchbook (shown below); RWCN member Brad’s purchase of a Drum Room plate in Jackson, Mich., that was labeled as having come from the Hotel Hayes; and a Saturday Evening Post ad that features a photo of the Drum Room at the Hotel Hayes with a very similar image of the plate’s logo. Click here to open a PDF of the ad.

The plain white plate has a red line on the verge and a drum in blue (and behind the drum a flute), with the words in script, Drum Room.

For more info:
Hayes Hotel by Jackson China

Plate photo contributed by dbstoneware
Ad contributed by ebay seller PeriodPaper

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