ABOVE: The Wellington's rear and side facades are utilitarian red brick, unornamented and surprisingly factory-like when contrasted with the tan brick and limestone of the State Street facade.
RIGHT: Even in its full 400 room incarnation, The Wellington's footprint is a slender, highly-stylized letter "T", with a short topbar on State Street and a skinny tail bisected by Howard Street.
BELOW: The Wellington's claim to be a "garage-IN" hotel was mildly deceptive. The garage actually adjoins the hotel annex, across Howard Street from the main building. Perhaps seventy years after this 1935 Packard phaeton drove down its ramp, the garage, which has gained an upper story, is still in daily use by commuters.