Title: The 1910 trip of the H.M.M.B.A. to California and the Pacific coast
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: James, George Wharton, 1858-1923
Subjects: Hotel Men’s Mutual Benefit Association Hotels
Publisher: San Francisco, Press of Bolte & Braden company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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The main restaurant of the Fairmont Hote. with its row of French windows over-looking San Francisco Bay. TO CALIFORNIA AXD THE PACIFIC COAST 303 in use an average of three nights eaeh week which is a record even in fun-loving, socially inclined, San i^rancisco. In its magnificent ivor)- and golddecorations, heavy blue silken tapestries, and immense plate glass mirrorscovering one full side, it is in every detail a replica of the famous ball roomin the Palace of the Tuileries. On the north side the great windows over-look the Golden Gate and the foreign quarter of the city, which has beenrebuilt on the bay shore to the northward. The ball room is flanked bynuiuerous reception rooms, cloak rooms, and check rooms for men andwomen. Numerous boxes overlooking the dancing floor opening on to thewide corridor of the mezzanine floor. These are given over to musiciansand also to -isitors. The l:)all room floor is of especially i^repared hard
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The Bar of the Fairmont is in the Mens Crypt Grill. maple. It is built along original lines. Its great width, in which the girdersmake a single span, gives it a peculiar elasticity, making it one of the finestdancing floors in America. The ball room can accommodate four hundredpeople on its floor without over-crowding. It has been the scene of most ofthe brilliant army and navy receptions, banquets, balls and assemblies thathave been held in San Francisco. Here was held the wonderful Receptionto the Fleet, at which some three thousand people were present. Thefamous Greenway assemblies and cotillions, as well as all the private ballsand entertainments. 304 THE 1910 TRIP OF THE H. M. M. B. A. Red Banquet Room Adjoining the Ball Room At the east end of the ball room is the superb Red Room, a banquetroom that has taken a place in the history of such events on the Coast.The Red Room takes its name from its furnishings. The walls are coveredwith heavy silk tapestries, the floor is covered w
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