747 Comments for Hotel Sterling

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I believe the Wilkes College had their graduation ceremony at the Sterling.
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Deb, do have a beret? you know the kind you find in a second hand store? forgive the Prince line but someone had to do it..... you notice the discarded remains of a bench there at the entrance I'm thinking it was the last vesige of a shoeshine stand if you were seen in front of theSterling getting a shine youand everyone else knew you were da man ! i i had my choice of a super power it would be to time travel until then,I'll settle for perusing this site and great photos...well done,whomever.
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hard to believe this place can't be saved! Iknow, it's cliche... but they just don't build them like this anymore and I think it's a shame the way we Americans just trash our culture... I lived in Germany for 5 years andcan tell you this would not be demolished there. it would become an integral part of the city center and it's history. folks in Europe are proud of their culture,identifies, and accomplishments. here we'll put up a n ugly "hotel 6"and think that's progress...just saying!there's a better way to move forward without ditching where we came from and the clues to our true identity/cultural traits...... what say, U,huh!???!!,
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great photo wish i could see the other sides to understand the building's purpose and construction function.....sorry, the engineer in me always seems to expose my real nature.
I would love to go rooting through this stuff now, I bet there are some hidden treasures.
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Perfect for Hillary.
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nvusofmotts - You have me rolling....I can't stop thinking that phrase now!

I'm guessing that this room was a foyer / entrance to a suite or larger room. If you look closely at the open door, it looks like a room number - 7?5 (couldn't quite make out the middle digit).
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I believe this was the Ball Room ? My parents had their Wedding Reception at The Hotel Sterling in the 1950's. I will try to find some photos to make sure it's the same room...but clearly, it didn't look anything like this.
Beautiful architecture and design.
The electricity is still on in this place? I found it incredible that the bulbs were lit. Awesome website by the way. I've been surfing it all morning. I love looking at old abandoned buildings, especially hotels and resorts. Thanks!
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Work like this was called taking pride in your work/craft. Gone these days.
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You wouldn't find that tile in Home Depot. Such great detail and craftsmanship. A by-gone era.
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Torn down?! How could they let this beauty that will never be again so to waste? Such a shame.
I know they must fasten these ornamental objects down pretty good, but can you imagine if one fell off and clunked someone on the head on the pavement below? Ouch!
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This is less than 1 mile from my house... I was so sad to see it torn down last year!