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Wow! we just stumbled upon some cool vintage images and backstory of the historic st. james’ building where boulevard’ s new office is located. "in the mid-to-late 19th century, the st. james hotel, regarded as one of the finest hostelries in the world, stood on this corner. it hosted the club set of the day, at a time when the area was developing into an elite shopping, hotel, residential and entertainment district — much like the nomad neighborhood is doing again today.
the new york tribune on september 8, 1896, listed some of the hotel’s notable guests, including john mccullough, a famous shakespearean actor; lotta, a popular metropolitan comedienne lauded by the new york times for her vivacity and wit (she made the st. james her home). jack demsey; president chester a. arthur; peter cooper; charles folger, u.s. secretary of state; u.s. congressman stephen sanford; and civil war hero general winfield scott hancock (who accepted the democratic nomination for president at the st. james)." via @experiencenomad