Ansonia Hotel, New York

The Ansonia Hotel,  billed itself as “Fireproof in Every Sense of the Word” (how many senses are there):


For once the advertisement may actually have been true because the hotel is not only still standing, it has had a very rich history including being featured in many books and movies over the years.

In 1915 a room and a bath cost $3.00, maid service was optional and catered to Transient and Permanent guests. It billed itself as the finest Apartment Hotel in the World.