Mohican Hotel, Munsey Building
Structure in General
- The Mohican was built by New York publishing magnate Frank Munsey to house his presses, hoping to avoid labor problems and high production costs by moving out of the city.
- After this move proved unsuccessful, Munsey turned the building into a hotel with shops in 1898, then into a department store around 1900.
- The department store was also a failure and the Mohican was turned into a hotel once again, this time successfully.
- For many years it was the only hotel in downtown New London and was considered one of the finest hotels in Connecticut.
- It was converted into housing for senior and disabled citizens in the 1980's.
- Originally eight stories tall, the top three stories are later additions.
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