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Grand Marquis Ballroom Foyer - Hotel Lafayette

This space links the western end of the ballroom with the corridor.  It is probably an adaptation of a room in the 1909-1911 addition that was built for a different purpose. 

Its most distinctive features are the large octagonal pilasters with Corinthian capitals supporting a heavy beamed ceiling, and the large scale broken pediment  framing an urn above the entrance to the ballroom. 

The spaces between the large pilasters are divided in a way to suggest a two-story space, with smaller pilasters rising to a cornice two-thirds of the way up the wall.


2017 Photos


French Renaissance style    ...   Doors to lead to Grand Marquis (de Lafayette) Ballroom



Corinthian columns   ...   Broken pediment  with urn over leaded glass windows




  Corinthian columns   ...   Broken pediment  with urn over leaded glass windows



Modillions support broken pediment 
   ...   Egg-and-dart molding



Broken pediment  with urn   ...   Modillions ...   Egg-and-dart molding    ...  Ribbons in spandrel   ...   Rosettes flank flutes









Leaded glass



Corinthian columns   ...  Pendant bellflowers towards right



Corinthian capital



Pendant bellflowers hanging from ribbons



  Rosettes  above paneled Corinthian pilasters


  Rosette  flanked by flutes   ...   Paneled Corinthian pilaster


 Leaded glass



Mosaic floor features Greek key motif
  





Photos and their arrangement 2017 Chuck LaChiusa
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