Samara O'Shea

Architectural Anomaly

There is a building I pass on the way to my new job and I’m obsessed with it. It’s called The Divine Lorraine Hotel. It is both architecturally and historically significant. It was one of the first hotels in the country to racially integrate its guests. Now it sits, beautiful and abandoned, on Broad Street.

The fate of the building is uncertain. A few years back renovations were in the works, but they have since halted. Here are some recent photos of the interior.

If any of you are in a position to purchase and restore the Divine Lorraine, I would greatly appreciate it =) Here it is in its heyday:

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