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
7. "Halfway House" by Ellery Queen (1936).