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Fairmont Hotel Mirror and Key Fob (112089)

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:100.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
Fairmont Hotel Mirror and Key Fob  (112089)
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This item SOLD at 2020 Feb 14 @ 10:39UTC-8 : PST
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Photo mirror of the Fairmont Hotel on the imfamous day of April 18, 1906, the day of the Great Earthquake and fire. Man with horse and wagon in the foreground. 44 mm. Also a bronze key fob, 52 mm, holed at top. Obverse: Fairmont Hotel / San Francisco; reverse: Please drop / In any mail box / Return postage / Guaranteed. The hotel was nearly completed before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Although the structure survived, the interior was heavily damaged by fire, and opening was delayed until 1907. Architect and engineer Julia Morgan was hired to repair the building because of her then innovative use of reinforced concrete, which could produce buildings capable of withstanding earthquakes and other disasters. The hotel was named after mining magnate and U.S. Senator James Graham Fair (1831–94), by his daughters, Theresa Fair Oelrichs and Virginia Fair Vanderbilt, who built the hotel in his honor.



Provenance: John Reynolds Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City/County: San Francisco
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