Stratfield Hotel

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Stratfield Hotel


1241 Main St. Bridgeport, CT

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Detailed History

The Stratfield Hotel was built in 1909 with later additions constructed in 1923 and 1927. When the infamous gangster Arthur Flegenheimer, more commonly known as "Dutch Schultz," came to Bridgeport on April 30, 1935, he and his bodyguard, Lulu Rosenkrantz, stayed in the Stratfield's fourth-floor suite.

The hotel's 1963-1964 and 1966-1967 listings in The Green Book suggest the possibility that management followed the lead of Howard Johnson's, marketing to African American travelers in response to the 1962 anti-discrimination protests. In 2000, the building was converted to public housing as the Stratfield Apartments.

Listed in the Downtown North National Register Historic District

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