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Re: Hotel Statler, Boston

On 22 Nov 2002 at 16:56, Russ Butler wrote:

> Just surfing some old hotel names and I find that The Statler Hotel in
> Boston was built in 1927, and it was the first hotel in the world to offer
> radio service in its guest rooms!  It was a two-channel system with the
> guest selecting a channel and listening with earphones or a loudspeaker in
> the room.  The cost of the installation in Boston in 1927 was $50,000,
> andanother $750,000 to install radios in the Statler chain's six older
> hotels in Detroit,  Cleveland, St, Louis, New York and two in Buffalo, NY.
> The Boston hotel was E. M. Statler's last one that he built.  He died of
> pneumonia in 1928.
I wonder how much that would be in 2002 dollars.  Probably several million.

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