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Antique Brass Swan Tub Sink Faucet Handles With Famous Connections

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Seller: copperheadlawrence1 (1,466) 99.8%, Location: Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Ships to: US, Item: 262742597368 This set was salvaged from The President Hotel in Kansas City that was renovated in 1980. The grand opening of the hotel was in 1926. Following is a small history on the hotel. This set came from a luxury suite. The common rooms had more ordinary plumbing hardware. It is likely that the famous people listed below used this faucet perhaps one or all of them. There were only a few luxury suites. Construction of Hotel President began in 1924 by architectural firm Shepard & Wiser. Celebrating its opening in 1926 as one of Kansas City's original grand hotels, Hotel President offered 453 guestrooms and was the city's first hotel to make ice on premise. In 1928, the hotel served as the headquarters for the 1928 Republican National Convention, which nominated Herbert Hoover for president. Opening in 1941, the renowned restaurant and lounge Drum Room was a legendary venue in its heyday, having hosted several luminaries and celebrated artists, including Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis Jr. The hotel closed its doors in 1980, and underwent a $45.4 million restoration project meeting the exacting specifications of the National Historic Preservation Society in many areas of the hotel. To meet the modern standards of luxury accommodations, guestrooms were enlarged to offer a total of 213 guestrooms and suites. In keeping with preservation requirements, and to maintain the look of the original hallways, there are eight faux doors on each floor. In January 2006, the hotel reopened as Hilton President Kansas City and has since maintained its celebrated heritage without sacrificing modern conveniences. At least four U.S. Presidents - Hoover, Truman, Eisenhower, and Nixon - each stayed or visited the hotel. Charles Lindbergh, the Marx brothers, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Bob Dylan are among the well-known celebrities who have been guests. The Hotel President was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 08, 1983. The set is unfortunately partial. The sink stopper rod is missing as well as other mounting hardware. The proper mounting hardware and missing pieces should be easy to find by a resourceful person or a plumber that has dealt with this type of architectural salvage. The handles are geared inside as well as a set screw to keep them tight fitting. There are no dents dings or cracks that I could find. All of the pieces are marked with the country of origin, SPAIN. This is a special faucet, don't miss your chance to grab a piece of history. I do not have provenance for the faucet but it was salvaged by a friend of mine that was a foreman on the 1980 interior demolition. He said that everything was thrown away back then on that kind of job. Thanks for looking and happy bidding! DISCLAIMER - Flash photography can make gemstones appear brighter than normal lighting conditions. Photo props are not included in the auction. Auction is for the item described in the title and description. PAYMENT - Auction or Best Offer- Payment expected within 3 days after offer is accepted. If payment is not received in 3 days, unless alternate arrangements have been made, we will re-list the item for sale or offer it to the next bidder. Unpaid item cases may be opened. SHIPPING - I try to maintain reasonable shipping fees, if there is a high fee, it is for a Heavy or crated item or was a typo. Smaller Items can almost always be combined. Alaska and Hawaii please ask for shipping rates before bidding. I will upgrade shipping at my discretion if it is more economical or if an item sells for over 100.00 it will automatically be sent USPS priority or FedEx/UPS. I ship Tuesday thru Saturday. RETURNS - We accept almost all returns. We sell mostly pre-owned and vintage items, meaning we describe any damage or flaws the best we can with multiple photos to help in your assessment of the item. Some items are sold as is due to condition or other issues. CONTACT ME - If any problems occur, please contact me through eBay BEFORE bidding or leaving negative/neutral feedback as I want to make this a positive experience for both of us and I will be happy to work with you. Thank you for bidding and please check back often. Condition: Used with great patina, Light cleaning is needed prior to installation., Maker: Unknown, Material: Brass, Color: Brass

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