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Hotel Pontchartrain - Artifacts

A piece of china from the Pontchartrain featuring a portrait of Count Pontchartrain

An ad for the Pontch from shortly after it opened boasts of its "unsurpassed cuisine."

A rendering of the Pontch. This rendering predates the building, showing that architect George D. Mason had always planned for the addition on top.

A coat check fob from the Pontchartrain

A room key from the Pontchartrain

An envelope from the Pontch that is part of the Burton Historical Collection

A brochure for the Pontch