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gramatan hotel
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:05

I lived around the corner from the Gramatan Hotel from 1963 to 1967, in our first apartment on Kensington Road in Bronxville. It was a grand old place, if no longer in heavy demand. I wonder how a waiter could have afforded a large house like that.

  • The Gramatan and Rausch garageRichard Sloan, Sun Feb 24 10:03
    I remember the Gramatan. I grew up in White Plains. It was located right along the east side of the Bronx River Parkway, and I passed it a number of times by car. Rausch's concerns about the police... more
    • gramatan hotel — bob mills for forum, Mon Feb 25 10:05
      • Re: gramatan hotelSue for Bob, Tue Feb 26 20:17
        Maybe Max Rausch earned good tips? Greta Garbo, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Gloria Swanson are the names of just a few of the personalities that Rausch may have met in the 1930s at the Gramatan.
    • garageAnonymous, Sun Feb 24 18:56
      Whose garage? The one that BRH built? As far as I know, Rausch never married.
      • rauch garageRichard Sloan, Tue Feb 26 08:50
        yes, anonymous, the cops rebuilt the garage that Bruno built. Almost identical. I wonder why they rebuilt it, if Bruno had built the orig. one (on Rauch propty). Did Rausch tell the cops that he paid ... more
        • Re: rauch garageAnonymous, Thu Feb 28 13:09
          But there is a problem since the original BRH garaga was NOT built on Rausch's property, but partly on NYC land. We still lack some details obviously. And IF the BRH garage WAS reconstructed... more
          • garageRichard Sloan, Fri Mar 1 09:38
            How did you learn, anon., that the garage was "partly" on NYC propty, not Rausch's. ? And why only "partly"? TODAY IS THE ANNIV. OF THE GREAT CRIME.
            • Re: garageAnonymous, Fri Mar 1 11:20
              So what happened to this supposed "reconstruction" of the BRH garage? Do you think the newspapers were mistaken on this claim? Why is there never an actual photo of the "re-build"? I doubt it ever... more
              • garageRichard Sloan, Fri Mar 1 17:21
                for anonymous. I guess you didnt read my post of about a week ago. I wrote that the garage was rebuilt for Rausch and that I have an orig. wire service photo of it. So this will change your doubt... more
                • Re: garageAnonymous, Sat Mar 2 09:44
                  but you didn't answer the question -- what happened to the "re-built" garage?
                  • garage fateRichard Sloan, Sat Mar 2 09:53
                    whatdya think happ'd to it? It was torn down some yrs. later when the houses there now were built.
                    • Re: garage fateAnonymous, Sun Mar 3 18:42
                      it would be great if there were some reference, even years later, to when the "rebuilt" garage was demolished. That would be a great find! Oct 22, 1934? That was pretty fast for the reconstruction.
    • Re: The Gramatan and Rausch garageSue for Richard, Sun Feb 24 16:17
      Thanks for sharing about the Gramatan, Richard! One Bronxville Press article says that Max Rausch was handed his subpoena to testify at the trial as he was waiting on his tables at the Gramatan! And... more
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