Bond Hotel

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Bond Hotel


338 Asylum Ave. Hartford, CT

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Detailed History

The Hotel Bond was considered one of Hartford's grandest hotels in the 1920s and 1930s. It was built by hotelier Harry S. Bond in two stages, in 1913 and 1921, with amenities that included the 5,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom on the twelfth floor.

However, by the 1950s, it was rapidly losing business to the new Statler Hotel. The Bond was listed in The Green Book at around this time, from 1957 to 1966/67, possibly in hopes of increasing its business by welcoming Black travelers. Unfortunately, Harry S. Bond eventually filed for bankruptcy, and in 1965, the property was sold to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese, becoming the Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing. The Bond Ballroom reopened in 2001; the rest of the building returned briefly to hotel use but now contains apartments.

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