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8753Re: [RedHotJazz] Webster Hotel

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  • Tony Standish
    Jul 6, 2011
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      Know how you felt, Peter. Went to Fannin St, and 18th and 19th on Chestnut
      Street, saw nothing but warehouses! Hollywood and Vine was a big downer,
      too. But those streets in New Orleans....sent chills up and down my spine.
      From: "Peter L Reid" <reid1947@...>
      Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 9:15 PM
      To: "Red Hot Jazz" <redhotjazz@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: [RedHotJazz] Webster Hotel

      > Hi to all,
      > I got there, last week, at long last.
      > Caught a bus to Lincoln Park, and there on the SW corner of Webster
      > Street,
      > was the Webster Hotel.
      > Being 85 years late, I missed Jelly and the rest of the Peppers, but my
      > imagination ran rife.
      > Unfortunately I wasn't able to get inside, as the Webster is now an
      > apartment
      > block and they have fairly strict security.
      > It is an imposing place, and by comparing it to an early photo I found,
      > looks pretty much
      > as it did all those years ago.
      > I took several pictures, whistled and hummed "Smokehouse Blues", muttered
      > "Oh Mr Jelly" and left. What a great experience.
      > Thanks to Yves Francois for giving me spot-on instructions on how to
      > find it.
      > Peter L.
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