The Main Lobby
lobby is a Venetian room and the walls are of beautiful
colored Breche Violette marble trimmed with white
Alabama. The gallery railings of wrought bronze resting
upon black walnut beams between columns supporting
a richly modeled cornice. The ceiling is of intricate
panels with the whole surface decorated in subdued
colors on a ground work of gold leaf. Appropriately
enough, the ceiling is emblazoned with the coat of
arms of Cadillac, the brilliant and dashing founder
of the city."
chandeliers, of which there are two in the main portion
of the lobby, are tremendous pendants of gracefully
chased bronze with tier upon tier of slim, graceful
candles glowing upon them. The chandeliers are, of
course, worked out in a continuation of the Venetian
ideas of decoration."
"All of the rugs in the lobby and
the hallways, corridors and foyers adjoining the lobby
are soft gray-green, the center part being in two
tones with a soft figured decoration with a handsome
dark figured border in colors. In all of these rugs
the Book-Cadillac crest is woven at each corner."
"All of the windows of the lobby
are hung with soft casement fabrics, over which are
stately green and gold damask overdrapes and valances.
The lounge windows are all provided with an interior
screen of glass, six feet of more in height, which
prevents a draft of air when the outer windows are
"On the left side of the main lobby
as it is entered from the staircase is the fount office
of the hotel, in which the woodwork and fixtures are
of natural walnut, this wood being used throughout
the public rooms."
"In the lobby also are found cigar
cases, candy cases, telegraph office, telephone booths,
all of walnut with marble bases."