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12-10-2015, 06:28 PM
Post: #301
RE: Trivia Advent Calendar
Old gov't office buildings (like War Dept.)?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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12-10-2015, 06:29 PM (This post was last modified: 12-10-2015 06:32 PM by Eva Elisabeth.)
Post: #302
RE: Trivia Advent Calendar
Good idea, Thomas, but, sorry, neither a school nor a hospital.

(12-10-2015 06:28 PM)Gene C Wrote:  Old gov't office buildings (like War Dept.)?
Very smart, too, Gene, but, sorry, no office building either.

Can you think of any other "functional" buildings?
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12-10-2015, 06:34 PM
Post: #303
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Is it an office building?

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12-10-2015, 06:35 PM
Post: #304
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Ok, I am way off topic, but it looks like a side view of Independence Hall.
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12-10-2015, 06:35 PM (This post was last modified: 12-10-2015 06:37 PM by Eva Elisabeth.)
Post: #305
RE: Trivia Advent Calendar
I'll give another hint.
Hint #5: This was privately owned by a person (don't know if still).

(12-10-2015 06:35 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  Ok, I am way off topic, but it looks like a side view of Independence Hall.
A very good guess, Reignette, thanks for joining! I am sorry - this is not in Philadelphia!
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12-10-2015, 06:40 PM
Post: #306
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Was it owned by a Lincoln friend?

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12-10-2015, 06:41 PM
Post: #307
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An Inn, Hotel or Motel?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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12-10-2015, 06:42 PM (This post was last modified: 12-10-2015 06:42 PM by Eva Elisabeth.)
Post: #308
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Certainly the owner was not a friend, Thomas!

(12-10-2015 06:41 PM)Gene C Wrote:  An Inn, Hotel or Motel?
Yes.
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12-10-2015, 06:43 PM
Post: #309
RE: Trivia Advent Calendar
Mrs. Anna G. Sprigg's boardinghouse in Washington?
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12-10-2015, 06:44 PM
Post: #310
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The hotel in Chicago where Mary Lincoln and Lizzie Keckley lived after the assassination?

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12-10-2015, 06:47 PM (This post was last modified: 12-10-2015 06:52 PM by Eva Elisabeth.)
Post: #311
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Two further excellent guesses, thank you so much, Roger and Thomas (and everyone!), but this is neither in DC nor in Chicago.

Hint #6: This hotel is known for one single incident.
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12-10-2015, 07:07 PM
Post: #312
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The hotel Booth stayed in in Montreal?

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12-10-2015, 07:17 PM
Post: #313
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I'm stumped because this building does not look all that old to me. Was it really around in the Lincoln era? Those 8 over 8 window panes are unique to me. 6 over 6 was more prevalent in the 1800s, and later renovations of buildings favored 4 over 4.

Given the "brooding" clue leads me to believe that the building had a gloomy or sinister purpose?
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12-10-2015, 09:26 PM (This post was last modified: 12-10-2015 09:27 PM by J. Beckert.)
Post: #314
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The Marshall House Hotel on King St. in Alexandria, Virginia. Site of the Civil War's first combat death.

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12-11-2015, 08:04 AM
Post: #315
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Kudos, Joe - you nailed it. Well deserved. I leave the pleasure to you to adjust the score.

Laurie, good point, at least one floor was added sometime - or the building was re-built in the style of the old one. Here are both:
       
As for the plate on the current building, there are certainly different points of view:
   
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