Permanent Collection

  • c. 1910
  • Height: 8 x 10 in.
  • Photograph

This circa 1910 view of the roof provides a bird’s eye view of the minarets, cupolas and one of the three domes. Each tower was crowned with a gold crescent moon, a decorative element inspired by the Moorish architectural style seen in North Africa and parts of Spain and Portugal. Dotting the roof are the chimneys for the guestrooms’ fireplaces.

historic photo showing rooftop of Hotel

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Accession number: 1990.032.001