16 Acres the Movie?
Nope, it’s not about our neighborhood, God’s little acres. This film is based on the book about the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, which encompasses 16 acres of ground. According to the website, the movie has already been screened last month at the Zurich film festival.
In House of Television and Other Signs of the Times, Part 4 I included photos of the Hotel Charles’ exterior, but the X page has additional ones (above), as well as numerous interior shots (below)!
As you read before, my original search for a good picture of the hotel’s neon sign had turned up limited results, but below is a great shot:
Wait, how did that photo get in here? It must have been misfiled:
A good photo of the other neon sign at the hotel:
Hmm. Those Mars Hotel shots just keep creeping in:
I also have a couple of photos of Steigers’ exterior in another post, but I never thought I'd run into shots of the store's interior:
There are plenty more shots of the Hotel Charles and Steiger’s on this Facebook page, and more are added every day. Look for the photo albums on the top. I daresay it has more historic Springfield photos than any Facebook page out there.
They still had paddle boats on Porter Lake until at least the mid-1980s, although they didn’t look like this.