|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Hotel DeSoto (Savannah, Ga.)|
|Title:||DeSoto Diamond Jubilee Ball program|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
The Hotel DeSoto was designed by Boston, Massachusetts architect, William Preston in Savannah, Georgia. The six story hotel with three hundred guest rooms and 8,900 feet of verandas first opened its doors to guests on 31 December 1890. The hotel soon become one of the country's finest hotels and was often referred to as the "Dowager Empress of the South" and "Savannah's Grand Hotel." By 1965, the hotel could no longer compete against the growing presence of motels and hotels with more modern amenities and was demolished in January 1966. The hotel was replaced by the present day DeSoto Hilton Hotel in 1968.
This collection contains a program from the Hotel DeSoto's Diamond Jubilee ball on 31 December 1965, which celebrated the seventy five years that the hotel had been in operation before it was demolished at the beginning of 1966. This event was sponsored by the Savannah Symphony Women's Guild.
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