Monday, July 15, 2013

1963 Copley Square Hotel July 16

In July 1963 the family took a trip to New England, visiting historic sites in New York City, Boston, Plymouth Rock, Revolutionary War sites and more.  The hotel bill shown here was for a family suite, Monday, July 15, 1963 for one night.  Postcard is transcribed below.  MV would join the family seven months later.

We were all a bit nervous about eating at Durgin-Park after being forewarned that certain types of behavior were not tolerated – can't remember what exactly though, sharing? pouring our own water?

John would have been 5 3/4 when he lost his first tooth.
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Copley Square Hotel, Boston postcard mailed 1963
Captioned: Hunting Avenue & Exeter Street - Boston 16, Massachusetts
Located in the shadow of Prudential Center in Historic Back Bay on Route C9, Copley Square Sightseeing Tours originate here.  Convention Hall, Ball Park, Colleges and Hospitals minutes away.  200 sensibly priced and sparkling rooms.  Children Free.  Family Suites.  Copley Grill Room and Coffee Shop serve delicious New England food.  Free coffee in rooms.  Same day valet service.  Bi-lingual personnel.  Air-conditioned rooms.  "New England Hospitality in Historic Back Bay."
1963 Copley Square Hotel, Boston - postcard July 16 sent to CJ/GHU, written by Jean

[postmarked July 16, 1963]

John lost his first tooth night before we left home.

H. & the girls walked up 294 steps to top of Bunker Hill Monument.  Ate at Durgin Park & then walked 3 miles back to hotel.  All are fine & enjoying the trip.  Saw Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II yesterday AM.

Plan to ride the Swan boats in Boston Public Gardens & see the mapparium at Christian Science Publishing House & Paul Revere's house.

Love to all,  H-J-C-R-S-J


Mary Crowson said...

A couple years ago in Boston, we went to eat at Durgin Park and found it to be very friendly and a fairly decent meal. The market where it is located is very nice and well worth going to see as well---not far from the river front!

Catherine Uible Morgan said...
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Catherine Uible Morgan said...

Catherine, thanks for all your efforts. One thing I noticed about the hotel bill was the absence of any tax. How things have changed.

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