Tuesday, July 11, 2006

There's Room for Hoop Skirts

This is the Ladies Powder Room located on the second floor of the Tea Room. From one corner of the tea room a fine large stairway winds up to the second floor. The powder room is very large because when the hotel was built --- right after the turn of the century [around 1906] --- ladies wore the large hoop skirts that required lots of space. The powder room was purposely located on the second floor so that the ladies could make a grand re-entry as they came back into the tea room down the grand stairway.

Photos by Alma; Text by Dad

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