The American Hotel's Clock
This is my first Amsterdam clock on SC. Hard to believe since I have scads of them in my files! It's on the American Hotel
in the middle of the Leidseplein Square
, one of Amsterdam's most fashionable, entertainment areas.
The hotel got its name because its architect, W. Steubugeweg, studied hotel design in the United States and adorned it with a bronze eagle and wooden figures of Native Americans, plus murals of American landscapes. That was in 1882.
Within 20 years, the hotel was demolished and rebuilt by Willem Kromhout in 1902. His design marked a radical departure, interpreting the Art Nouveau style in an angular Dutch fashion.
I don't know anything about the clock, except that I wanted to add it to my "collection." I took this pic back on April 11, when spring was just "springing."
[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]
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