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Statler Hotel - Old photos

The Statler's lobby

The Statler's lobby

The Statler's dining room

The Statler's ballroom

The Statler, from left, with the David Whitney Building and the Broderick Tower

The Hotel Statler, left, and rival the Hotel Tuller. Looking down Bagley, the United Artists and Michigan theaters can be seen.

The old Greyhound station (and Cunningham's drugstore) with the Statler in the background, about 1960.

Washington Boulevard bustles in the late 1920s with the Statler in the left in the distance.

The Trader Vic's at the Statler

The Statler, flanked by the David Whitney Building, left, and rival the Hotel Tuller.

The Statler surrounded by the David Whitney Building, left, and the Hotel Tuller in 1920.

The Statler in 1915, the year it opened.

The Statler was the behemoth on Grand Circus Park for several decades.

The Statler as seen from Grand Circus Park in 1915, the year it opened.

The Statler in 1915, the year it opened.

This shot from 1914 gives a close-up of the Statler, far left.

An elderly couple sit in Grand Circus Park, with the Statler in the background, in 1958.

The Edison Memorial Fountain with the Statler Hotel in the background about 1942.

The Statler Hotel in the distance as the Book Building rises at middle left. The Cadillac Hotel is at right.

The main lobby of the Statler