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Eastland Motor Hotel, Portland, ca. 1965

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Description

The Eastland Motor Hotel is located at 157 High Street. The hotel structure was designed by architect Herbert Rhodes. Upon opening in 1927, the hotel gained fame as the largest hotel in New England.

According to the Portland Press Herald, "aviator Charles Lindbergh stayed in it after returning from the solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1946, it gained notoriety again when it refused to allow former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt to stay with her dog for the night."

On the back of the postcard, the hotel is described as "situated in downtown Portland, Maine, within walking distance of Portland harbor, Longfellow House and many other historical sites. Close by the University of Maine, Airport and many State parks."

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