Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Winecoff Hotel

On December 7th, 1946 the Winecoff Hotel became the site of the worst hotel fire in US history, killing 119 people. The high loss of life was largely attributed to poor design of the hotel and directly resulted in a complete reworking of the national fire codes for hotels throughout the United States.

Originally opened in 1913, the Winecoff is currently undergoing its third rennovation since the fire- this time to become a boutique hotel named "Hotel Ellis."

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