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The Hotel Baltimore

The Baltimore Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri


Main Entrance

The main entrance of the hotel is placed beneath a massive and ornate metal canopy on Twelfth street, which develops into the splendid main corridor which is eighteen feet wide and two hundred seventy feet long and which terminates at the rotunda at Eleventh street. This corridor is treated as a continuous portico with colonnades on either side in Verde African marble with gilded capitals and bases in bronze.

Main Corridor.

    Between these columns the side walls are treated in Verde Antique metal screens with filling of plate glass, and is further enriched with a wainscot of Pavanazo marble, while the ceiling is enriched with carving and decorated in gold and soft harmonious stone. This magnificent promenade making a veritable vista in its length and varying perspective is not surpassed by any interior walk-way in America.

     The whole interior was especially planned not only for the utility and comfort of the guests, but always with a view of artistic excellence throughout. The scheme of decoration and furnishing is elegant in the extreme. The many rooms throughout the building echo the sentiment of the true artist.

     A distinct feature of the Baltimore is the excellent elevator service, the building being equipped with the latest type of tandem worm gear drum electric elevators, which are especially designed for hotel service. Each of the Baltimore cars is equipped with a patented safety device, the use of which is a positive assurance against accidents from the falling of elevator cars.

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