The McAlpin Hotel in Herald Square was built in 1912 by General Edwin A. McAlpin, president of D.H. McAlpin & Co., a tobacco manufacturer. At the time of its opening, the McAlpin was the largest hotel in the world, employed 1,500 people and could accomodate 2,500 guests. It was known for its Turkish Baths on the top floor and the Marine Grill Murals, which were reassembled by MTA artists and are currently on display at the Fulton/Broadway/Nassau Subway Station. The hotel was also home to Jackie Robinson who was a resident on April 10, 1947, the day he became a Brooklyn Dodger and achieved major league status. In the late 1970s the hotel was converted to apartments and is currently known as Herald Towers.