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Business Memories

Dey Brothers Management Party: December 1, 1965

Dey Management Party December 1 1965
Dey Brothers Management Party held on the 2nd floor room.

Employee Recognition Luncheon: April 7, 1951

April 7, 1951 Business Event

My grandmother, Dorothy Beyer Wirth (far left, seated), and her co-workers from Easy Washer at another Employee Recognition luncheon at Hotel Syracuse. ~Judy Schmid

PCK Dinner 2

PCK (later Nestle) recognition dinner for 25 year service employees in the 1940’s

PCK dinner

PCK (later Nestle) recognition dinner for 25 year service employees in the late 1940’s

Wedding Memories

Wedding/Reception: May 31, 1996

Wedding/Reception May 31, 1996

Our wedding with 450 guests in attendance on May 31, 1996.

Wedding/Reception: December 27, 1959

Wedding/Reception: December 27, 1959

Syracuse News Anchor Ron Curtis and wife Joan dancing at their wedding reception at the Persian Terrace on December 27, 1959.

Longtime news anchor for WHEN and WTVH and his wife Joan sharing a dance at their wedding reception at the Persian Terrace at the Hotel Syracuse on December 27, 1959. Joan grew up dining at The Hotel with her parents every Sunday afternoon. Ron and Joan shared many memories at The Rainbow Lounge and other restaurants in The Hotel over the years and Ron hosted “Fashions At Luncheon” as well as big band nights that were often featured on CBS Radio. While Ron passed in 2001, Joan is planning on visiting the new Hotel and reminiscing about the old days while making new memories. Thank you for bringing back an old friend.

Wedding/Reception: July 07, 1936

Syracuse Wedding Memory - 1936
Jeff and Aileen Monroe’s wedding reception in the Grand Ballroom, 7/13/2002

We enjoyed our amazing wedding reception at the Hotel Syracuse in the Grand Ballroom. We loved celebrating with loved ones at such an elegant place. The incredible Van Stereo MCed our wedding and put us up in the greatest room there that night. It was an unforgettable celebration, and we would love to host an anniversary party there someday.

Hotel Memories

St. Thomas More Dinner Dance 1996

St Thomas More Dinner Dance 1996

In The Mood: The 56th annual St. Thomas More Dinner Dance invitation.

Glasses – January 01, 1970

Hotel Syracuse Library

Not sure of the dates, but the picture is of my glasses from the opening night of the Hotel Syracuse Library. Us MONY folks would stop over after work to unwind, maybe read a book or, more likely, Disco the night away. Great memories were made during these times.

Original Brass Square Keys – January 1, 1979

The original square room keys and Library tag.

The original square room keys and Library tag.

Hotel Syracuse Valet Service Clothes Hanger – 1950s

Hotel Syracuse Valet Service Clothes Hanger

This is a clothes hanger from the Hotel Syracuse Valet Service, probably circa 1950-53. One probably doesn’t find varnished wooden hangers much anymore in a world dominated by plastics.

King Melodians – January 1, 1940

Kings Melodians performed at Hotel Syracuse on Fridays

My dad’s half brother and his wife played in a band called Kings Melodians. They preformed at the Hotel Syracuse on Fridays. I believe it must be around late 30’s early 40’s.

My Grandfather the chef

1949 kitchen staff

Past Employee Memories

Jim Melillo – 1935

Hotel Syracuse Employee Jim Melillo in 1935

Hotel Syracuse employee Jim Melillo in 1935.

Joseph A. Griffin – 1908

Past Employee - Joseph A. Griffin - 1924

This is a portrait of Joseph A. Griffin from 1908. He was the President of the Hotel Syracuse Corporation and lived in the hotel until his death in 1937. We was the driving force to get the hotel build to attract people to the Syracuse area. He was a downtown merchant who also was responsible for the Onondaga Parkway project which include the “French” fort, Salt Museum and Griffin Field. He was my great grandfather. My grand father was the first “house” physician of the hotel.

Prom/Celebration Memories

November 21st, 1997

St. Thomas More Dinner 1997
St. Thomas More Dinner Dance, held in the Grand Ballroom, in 1997.

St. Thomas More Dinner Dance – 1994

St. Thomas More Dinner Dance 1994

This is a copy of the original program and menu of the An Enchanted Evening celebrating the 53rd Annual St. Thomas More Dinner Dance on January 7th, 1994

CBA Senior Ball 1973

Christian Brothers Academy Senior Ball 1973 Invitation

Christian Brothers Academy Senior Ball 1973 Invitation