Michelle Ann Kratts

Won’t You Come in?

In Hotels of Niagara on December 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm

The Hotel Niagara is still here.  We’ve peaked inside her frosted windows.  Hopefully one day she will let us  in again.

Designed by Buffalo architects, Essenwein and Johnson, and built between 1923 and 1925, she is located only 1/4 a mile from the Falls.

Twelve stories high, she was considered a skyscraper back in the 1920’s.  In 1952, Marilyn Monroe and her husband, Joe DiMaggio, rented out a room while she was in town to film “Niagara.”

The Hotel Niagara is currently being restored to its former grandeur and is slated to reopen sometime in 2013.

But today, she is still a ghost.

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