The Hotel Seville operated at 28th Street and Madison Avenue from 1904 to 1987. It was a well-known hotel in the first half of the Twentieth Century - it gained a reputation as a popular speakeasy during prohibition and Harpo Marx developed several comedy skits about his time as a bellboy at the Hotel. Like much of New York it underwent some tough times in later decades and was extensively renovated under new management in the 1980s. It is now known as the Carlton Hotel. However, the Seville name, unused for the last 30 years, can still be seen in the tile of the service entrance on the 28th Street side of the building.
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