Hotel Montclair

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Hotel Montclair
General information
Address Crestmont Road and Claremont Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey
Opening May 1, 1907
Closed 1938
Other information
Number of rooms 228[1]

Hotel Montclair, also known as The Montclair, was a hotel located in Montclair, New Jersey. The hotel featured amenities such as a sunroom, an English grill, a bar, and an artesian well.[2]

History[edit]

Opened on May 1, 1907, the hotel was called "'the' hotel" by a patron. The establishment, located on First Mountain on the border on Montclair and Verona, New Jersey, was managed by Paul Wilcox, a lawyer also instrumental in the founding of the Montclair Golf Club. It was accessible by carriage, as well as by automobile and tram. After the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, alcoholic beverages were made available in the hotel. Thirty years after its opening, Hotel Montclair was razed to make way for the still-standing Rockcliffe Apartments.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbst, Diane. "First New Hotel in Montclair in a Century in 2014?" The Montclair Times. N.p., 7 Mar. 2013. Web. 26 June 2013. <http://www.northjersey.com/realestate/195936131_First_new_hotel_in_Montclair_in_a_century_in_2014_.html?page=all>.
  2. ^ Jaeger, Philip Edward. Montclair: A Postcard Guide to Its past. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 1998. Print.

Coordinates: 40°49′35″N 74°13′38″W / 40.82641°N 74.227238°W / 40.82641; -74.227238