La Fayette Hotel, Fayetteville, N.C.


Title
La Fayette Hotel, Fayetteville, N.C.
Description
Postcard depicting the La Fayette Hotel, Fayetteville, N.C. Numbered 229. Addressed on verso to Miss Tabitha DeVisconti, Farmville, N.C. Date from postmark.
Date
1920
Original Format
postcards
Extent
14cm x 9cm
Local Identifier
0480-b8-fa-i208
Publisher(s) of Original
Carolina Card Co., Asheville, N.C.
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Rights
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Comments

Dolores SAMONS Harvell Aug 23 2015

In the early 1940s, I lived in Fayetteville, NC. My mother took me to see the tallest man, American Robert Pershing Wadlow at the La Fayette Hotel. He was last measured on 27 June 1940, at 8 feet, 11.1 inches. Many years later, while visiting in Seattle, Washington, I found his shoes on display in the basement of the famous fish market and various stalls of many wonderful things indicative of Seattle.Back at the La Fayette Hotel, again in the early 1940s, I use to sit on Santa's lap and whisper my Christmas list.I was last in the hotel about 15 years ago or so, when on a family genealogy search.The hotel was (is?) located on Main Street, next to the train station.Many memories ago.Dolores

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