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Stacy-Trent Trivia
The Stacy-Trent Hotel

How well do you know your Stacy-Trent trivia? Try your hand at these questions in the left-hand column.

Answers appear directly across from the question in the right-hand column.

1. Who was the Stacy-Trent's maitre d'hotel from 1922 through 1965?


2. What was the Stacy-Trent's street address?

3. What was the Stacy-Trent's telephone number?



4. Who made the first reservation at the Stacy-Trent?


5. Who was the Stacy-Trent's last tenant?
 
 
6.  What was the cost of a room at the Stacy-Trent?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7.  What murder-mystery novel featuring a famous literary sleuth began "in the small taproom of the Stacy-Trent"? 

1. Louis DeMarotta. He served as maitre d' from shortly after the hotel opened in 1921 until it closed its doors to the public in 1965.

2. 49 West State Street.

3. The number changed over the years, as did telephone numbers themselves. In 1921, the telephone number was 6000. In 1962, it was EXport 2-3131.

4. Hugh M. McAfee, local general agent of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.

5. James M. Burke, who operated the New Jersey Legislative News from an office on the mezzanine floor.
 
6.  As in a previous question, the answer changed over time.  According to a bill dated August 30, 1945, a room cost $8.00 a night.  A letter from the hotel manager dated October 28, 1948 listed the rates for a single room, with bath, as $3.75, $4.00, $4.50, $4.75, $5.00, $5.25 and $5.75 per day.  The reason for the price difference was not explained.
 
7.  "Halfway House" by Ellery Queen (1936).