6. Why Is It Called The Algonquin?

Originally, the 1902 hotel owner named it The Puritan, but once Frank Case took over five years later in 1907, he quickly renamed the hotel to The Algonquin. Clearly, the name refers to the Native American tribe whose territory extended down through parts of New York. Case renamed it after the tribe when he learned that the first residents of the area were belonged to the Algonquins. The tribe presumably moved westward after colonial pressure and expansion.