PHOTOS: First look inside Divine Lorraine Hotel

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The historic Divine Lorraine Hotel on North Broad Street opened its doors to the public for a look inside.

The building, which dates back to the 1890s, was Philadelphia's first racially-integrated hotel.

The Divine Lorraine Hotel was one of the city's first hi-rises.

It closed in 1999 after a rich and colorful history. At the turn of the century it was a home of the nouveau riche during the industrial boom.

It became Philadelphia's first racially-integrated hotel under the ownership of the church owned and operated by the legendary cult leader Father Divine, who declared himself God Almighty here on earth.

Back in September, Action News got a look inside as construction began on the Divine Lorraine.

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