The Baker Hotel

by Paula Bosse

baker-hotel_postcardLooking east on Commerce from Akard… (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

Above, a postcard view of the stately Baker Hotel, located catty-corner from the Adolphus, at the southeast corner of Commerce and Akard. The parking garage at the right looks like it might be the swanky Nichols Bros. Garage (yes, swanky — see the 1945 ad here). Built in 1925, demolished in 1980. R.I.P.

UPDATE: Check out the great (and sad…) photos by Frank Booth showing the Baker’s implosion in 1980, here. (Thank you, “NotBob”!)

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