Today the Sheraton Manhattan at Times Square stands on the city block that used to be home for the City Squire Motor Inn. Built in 1962, the 21-story brand new City Squire proudly boasted air conditioning, free in-hotel parking, a year-round swimming pool and a sauna! Street address was at the main entrance on Broadway, right in the heart of the theater district. Today the Sheraton sits on that same block, but with its front entrance and street address on Seventh Avenue.
And how often do you find a unique collection of matching ashtrays and postcards from a New York motor lodge that was built more than 50 years ago? In fact, I just recently found a linen towel embroidered "City Squire" and will add it to this collection (new photo soon). For the 1960's, the City Squire offered all that a traveler could possibly need.
Mementos of this old hotel include three "City Squire Motor Inn" ashtrays and four 1960's postcards and now the hand towel. Reminders perhaps of those days in New York, a romantic weekend, a Broadway show, a short stroll to Times Square or Central Park. Ashtrays are 3-3/4-inches diameter. One has a small faded spot in the center probably from scrubbing. All in excellent condition. Natural wear on the bottoms. All four postcards are blank, never used.