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Location DB > United States > Pennsylvania > Wilkes-Barre > Sterling Hotel
 Name
Sterling Hotel
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 Database Info
created by GotPaisley! on 5/9/2004 10:03 PM
last modified by mikeandike on 9/10/2015 3:51 AM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
The Sterling Hotel is a total of 3 complexes.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Address
West Market & River Streets
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
United States
Owner: CityVest
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    The rooftop is a must! The view is amazing.
     Security Measures
  • locked gates
  • There is a parking lot attendant during day hours.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1898
    Closed: 1998
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • binoculars
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment
    A CAMERA!!!
     History
    The sterling Hotel was built on the site of the Music Hall. Originally known as The Algonquin, the hotel was built in 1898. Later in the year it was changed to The Sterling. In 1927 the Plaza Hotel, a 12 story building near the The Sterling was bought by The Homer R. Mallow Hotel Corporation and was made part of the Sterling. In 1912 the tower was added.
    The Sterling Hotel was known for its elegance & elite clintele. The Depression was the downfall for the magnificant hotel. Two famous people who have stayed at the The Sterling was Frank Sinatra & Sugar Ray Robinson (heavy weight boxer) The Hotel was bought & sold a few times until the 80's. Also, the rooms were leased to college students and people on limited incomes. In 1998 the hotel closed its doors for good. The owners (Susquehanna Partners) didn't pay an electric bill of $225,000 and back taxes totalling about 2 million dollars. That is when the City of Wilkes~Barre stepped in & condemned the entire Hotel & businesses that rented spaces in the buildings. The Sterling Hotel is a total of 3 different buildings.

     Media Coverage
    Here is an articel about the restoration of the hotel.

    http://www.timesle...iness/11399950.htm
     Future Plans
    CityVest is planning to restore the structure in regards to the Riverfront Project: The tallest of the buildings has been leveled, the sign from the roof gone, and the inside of the remaining building is completely gutted and inaccessable anyways.
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    Sterling Hotel
    Sun, May 9th, 2004
    posted by GotPaisley!
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    Sun, May 9th, 2004
    posted by GotPaisley!
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     Web Links
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    Category Rating
    Photography 9 / 10
    Coolness 10 / 10
    Content Quality 9 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 9/10/2015 11:41 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 10 15 at 11:41, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Sep 10 15 at 3:51, mikeandike changed the following: Status
  • on Mar 10 09 at 10:34, Steed validated this location
  • on Mar 10 09 at 3:29, thirdbass41 changed the following: Future Plans
  • on Jul 7 06 at 20:12, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 15 06 at 4:46, GotPaisley! changed the following: City
  • on May 14 06 at 20:05, Weatherboy changed the following: City
  • on May 14 06 at 20:01, Weatherboy changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy
  • on Apr 15 05 at 15:12, GotPaisley! changed the main information
  • on May 12 04 at 3:34, GotPaisley! changed the main information
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    You must log in for this feature to work.See it now before it's goneNeuweiler401068811/5/2006 7:02 AM by Neuweiler401
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