Today we take you back to the ’30s to the Chase Hotel.
1933: The 21st Amendment ends prohibition, gas costs 10 cents a gallon and the board game Monopoly is created. In this 1933 photograph, you can see the People’s Motor Bus #663 at the intersection of Lindell and Kingshighway.
The bus in the photo is dropping a man off right in front of the Chase Park Plaza. You can see a sign for the ‘Chase Club.’ Over the years, the Chase Club brought in big-name entertainers like Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Bob Hope. The Chase Club was located in the space that the cinemas are now.