Thursday, April 14, 2016

Pick - Carter Fire

Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the tragic Pick - Carter Hotel fire which claimed seven lives. Two of those killed were connected to the Hair roadshow which was at the Hanna Theatre a couple blocks away. The Pick - Carter was originally known as the Hotel Winton when it opened in 1916 at 1020 Prospect Avenue. The hotel was subsequently refurbished as low income housing.
 Above, all from The Plain Dealer, April 14, 1971.
Above from The Plain Dealer, April 15, 1971.
Ad from The Clevelander, July 1970.

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