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Vintage Postcards Of Samarkand Persian Hotel California

£35.99

Product description

Fourteen Postcards of the Samarkland Persian Hotel in Santa Babara California. Most are Sepia postcards published by Artura in the 1920's to 1930's. Also three colour tint postcards by W.W. Osborne.
Samarkand is Persian for the “Land of the Heart’s Desire,It all began in 1915 when Dr. Prynce Hopkins, who had been a headmaster at an all boys school in Mission Canyon, bought 32 + acres to build a second school. Built adjacent to Oak Park, the new school was bordered by what is now Las Positas, State Street and Tallant Road. It was designed to resemble the Persian opulence of the past. Ultimately, the school fell apart after Dr. Hopkins left Santa Barbara. His mother, Mary Hopkins had other visions for the Persian paradise; she remodeled and created The Samarkand Hotel to capitalize on west coast tourism. Although the hotel was beautiful and lavish, the opening of The Biltmore took much of their clientele and The Samarkand ultimately had to close its doors.
Very nice condition.

Item details

Condition:
Used: very good
Country of origin:
Americas
Number of items:
14
Theme:
USA
Type:
Postcard

About this item

Fourteen Postcards of the Samarkland Persian Hotel in Santa Babara California. Most are Sepia postcards published by Artura in the 1920's to 1930's. Also three colour tint postcards by W.W. Osborne.
Samarkand is Persian for the “Land of the Heart’s Desire,It all began in 1915 when Dr. Prynce Hopkins, who had been a headmaster at an all boys school in Mission Canyon, bought 32 + acres to build a second school. Built adjacent to Oak Park, the new school was bordered by what is now Las Positas, State Street and Tallant Road. It was designed to resemble the Persian opulence of the past. Ultimately, the school fell apart after Dr. Hopkins left Santa Barbara. His mother, Mary Hopkins had other visions for the Persian paradise; she remodeled and created The Samarkand Hotel to capitalize on west coast tourism. Although the hotel was beautiful and lavish, the opening of The Biltmore took much of their clientele and The Samarkand ultimately had to close its doors.
Very nice condition.

Condition:
Used: very good
Country of origin:
Americas
Number of items:
14
Theme:
USA
Type:
Postcard

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