Friday, October 23, 2009
Past the theaters and clubs, at the gateway to North Broad's indulgent residential end, was the Majestic Hotel at Broad and Girard. A grand hotel which conjures up images of a new era of wealth and society brought about by the early 1900s and immortaliozed by Hollywood, the Majestic was another jewel unceremoniously demolished in 1971. Even in it's dilapidated state in the 1960s one can't help but wonder why on earth this wouldn't have been saved. It was designed by Stanford B. Lewis. Currently a suburban style McDonalds sits on the site with it's own surface parking.