Walker Hotel Corporation
Walker Hotel Corporation
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Beautifully engraved stock certificate from the Walker Hotel Corporation dating back to the early 1900's. This document was printed by Young & Selden, and measures approximately 11 3/4" (w) by 9 1/2" (h).
This certificate features a great vignette of the company's hotel.
The images presented are representative of the piece(s) you will receive. When representative images are presented for one of our offerings, you will receive a certificate in similar condition as the one pictured; however dating, denomination, certificate number and issuance details may vary.
The Walker Hotel Corporation, headed by Allen E. Walker, began construction of the Washington DC's largest, most modern, most luxurious hotel in July 1922, five blocks from the White House at a site formerly occupied by a convent on what was then a street of large and fashionable residences. It was to be known as the Hotel Walker.
In September 1924, the Walker Hotel Corporation - constantly skirting bankruptcy in the face of construction delays and soaring costs - sold controlling interest in the hotel corporation to C. C. Mitchell.
The hotel opened the following year as the Mayflower - an impressive ten-story building in a restrained Beaux-Arts style, constructed of steel and concrete and finished in buff-colored brick set in common bond above an ashlar limestone base, with terra-cotta trim and quoins. It was bounded on the north by DeSales Street, NW, on the east by Seventeenth Street, NW, and on the west by Connecticut Avenue, NW.
Allen Walker was a prominent business man and city booster credited with developing Brookland and large areas of northwest Washington during the boom that followed World War I. Walker died suddenly in May 1925.
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Are the certificates offered on your site genuine or reproductions?All of the certificates you see on our site are genuine pieces, we do not sell any reproductions.
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Are the images presented in your product listings of the exact piece I will receive?
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How will you ship my order and how much do you charge?
We ship all orders via the United States Postal Service. Most domestic orders are shipped via Ground Advantage. USPS International, Priority and Express Mail, UPS and DHL services are also available, and costs are calculated during checkout. Current charges may be reviewed here.
Can I return my purchase?
Absolutely. You may return any merchandise, for any reason, within 30 days of the purchase date for a full refund of the purchase price.
We guarantee all of our pieces to be authentic. If you ever determine that a piece is not authentic, it may be returned for a full refund of the purchase price as well as any associated shipping charges.
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We make every effort to ship out all orders within 24 hours of receipt.
We ship the majority of orders via the USPS, with domestic orders using the Ground Advantage service.
Shipping is calculated during checkout. Upgraded services such as Priority and Express Mail, as well as UPS and DHL options, are also available.
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You can return anything we offer for an exchange, refund or store credit within 30 days of delivery. Return shipping costs may apply, and the item must be in its original condition and packaging.
Any shipping charges collected on the original order are not eligible for a refund.