Radisson Hotel

Manufacturer: Unknown, possibly Bauscher Brothers
User: Radisson Hotel
Distributor: Burley & Co., Chicago
Date: September 1914
Notes: Named for the French explorer Pierre Esprit Radisson, the hotel was located at 45 S. Seventh Street in Minneapolis, Minn. Built in 1909 at a cost of $1.5 million, the 12-story, 350-room hotel opened December 15, 1909 and was the home of the famous Teco Inn. A later addition brought the room count to 500. In the 1950s, the hotel had two cafes: the Flame Room and the Viking Room. By the 1970s the hotel was in decline and closed November 20, 1981. It was imploded on December 15, 1982.

White-bodied soup bowl with a coin gold line on the rim and a band of red and green decorations inside. The crest, consisting of two griffon heads, three chevrons plus a hanging animal and topped with a griffon, is outlined in coin gold with the words "Labore et Honore" (Work and Honor) in a banner below. Beneath is the name RADISSON.

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1955 Hotel Red Book ad

ID and photos contributed by dbstoneware

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