in New York City
has tremendous history. It was completed in 1908 as the American Seaman's
Friend Society Sailors' Home and Institute. In 1912, the survivors of the
Titanic stayed at the hotel until the end of the American Inquiry into the
ship's sinking. The surviving crew held a memorial service at the hotel
four days after the ship sank.
built as a hotel for sailors with cabin-like rooms, the land marked hotel was
lovingly restored on its centennial in 2008 and recently opened.
didn't do much here, but what we did, we did very quickly. In fact so quickly,
we're almost afraid to tell to avoid creating impossible expectations from
about two weeks remaining before the opening, the owners dropped at our
showroom from the back of a pick up an old Chesterfield sofa along with an antique
Victorian style chair and pictures of an English scroll sofa.
mission (should we chose to accept it) was to build huge 12 foot sofas in both
styles along with seating for the lobby. We delivered a couple of weeks later
directly to the site. Our foreman begged us not to even talk about jobs with
such tight lead times. I guess next time we'll give him four weeks to furnish a
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