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 THE MAIN CAFE.

 
    The main dining room, a room noble in its proportions and height, and notable indeed in its richness of marbles, mosaics and decoration which constitute its walls, is a beautiful creation of the Renaissance Period. The scheme here worked out is entirely of white Italian marble and Caen Stone. Rising from the mosaic floor are eight monolithic columns 30 feet high of statuary marble which form the support of a hexagonal dome rising yet 25 feet higher in Caen stone, beautifully enriched by mosaics and the whole surrounded by a mezzanine floor looking into the main area of the dining room. This mezzanine is surmounted by a massive perforated parapet in statuary marble.

     A music mezzanine, handsomely executed in Pavanazzo marble projects from the north wall forming a motive at once striking and unique. The illumination of this room is effected by massive bronze cathedral candelabras in monumental style and in strict harmony with the columns which they adjoin, while the eye of the dome is terminated by a brilliant sunburst in bronze containing six hundred lamps. These lighting features are the acme of regal elegance, exquisite in every detail and represent an expenditure of many thousands of dollars. The principal color scheme of this room is in white, old rose and gold.

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