The Redington Hotel
In October 1922, John Redington retired and leased the hotel to the Keystone State Hotel Association. In 1930, Mr. Redington with his son, John A. Jr. resumed management of the hotel until John Sr.'s death on January 24, 1941. In February 1942, the hotel was purchased from the Redington Estate through a sheriff's sale by Conrad F. Goeringer. Goeringer sold the hotel to Morgus Enterprises on May 20th, 1960. With the decline and eventual termination of Lehigh Valley rail service, changing hotel standards and the opening of motels on the outskirts of Wilkes-Barre the Redington Hotel fell on hard times. The hotel changed hands once again at sheriff's sale, eventually being purchased
Despite the Agnes Flood of 1972 and a fire on New Year's Day 1999, the Genetti Hotel has maintained its position as a landmark of hospitality.
This plaque was placed by the Luzerne County Historical Society on the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Redington Hotel
October 11, 2006.
Erected 2006 by Luzerne County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is January 24, 1941.
Location. 41° 14.607′ N, 75° 52.785′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Pennsylvania Boulevard, on the left when traveling west on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 77 East Market Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of the National Federation of the Blind (here, next to this marker); Min L. Matheson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel J. Flood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jesse Fell (approx. 0.2 St. Mary's High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); William G. McGowan (approx. 0.2 miles away); 4th-5th-7th-8th Wards WWII Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christopher Columbus (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
Also see . . . The Redington Hotel - Efficiencies. (Submitted on June 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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