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A Noble Memorial

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
December
Year
1877
Copyright
Public Domain
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The great building founded by the late Alexander T." Stewart, and provided Lor iu his will, known as the WorkingWoruen's Hotel, is now so nearly complcted that the New York Tunes gives the details of the struoture and its internal arriingements. The building is a little more than 200 f eet square, and seven stories in height. There are 502 private rooms, of which 115 are doublé, and all of them are furnished in the most elabórate style. Each room is connected by wires with the kitclien and dining-room, the janitor's and porter's rooms, as well as with the office. There are bath-rooms and water-closets on every floor, aocessible from each room, and every apartment will have its own gas and hot and cold water. The dining-room will have a capacity for 600 persons at a time, and the parlor and reception-rooms will be very spaoious and elegant, each of them having a firstclass piano. Tho library will be arranged for the special comfort of the guests, will havo 2,500 voliimes on its slielves, and will contain a complete selection of newspapers and periodicals adapted to women. It is also intended to ornament all the public rooms with paintings, and statuary, and otlier works of art. The kitchen is to be a model in every respect, and will be presided over by a French cook. Everything will be marked down on tbe bilis of fare at cost price, and the restaurant will not ouly furnish meals to the regular boarders, but to all the women who want to take food home. The hotel is so built that every room in it has welllighted windows and good ventilation. The inner square is laid out in mosaic work, adorned with trees and flowers, and has a fountain in the center, and negotiations are now making for the purchase of a large tract in the rear of the hotel to be laid out as a park for the use of the guests. The building is as neariy firc-proof as it can be made, no wood being used except in the doors and window-frames. The basement floor is of stone, and the first, second, and third of marble, and between every second room there is a brick wall twenty-four inches thick. The main walls, even at the top of the seventh story, are thirty-six inches thick. Nothing seems to have been left undone that will minister to the comfort and convenience of the guests. They will, for the low price of $5 per week, really have better accommodations, furniture, food,attendance, and entertainment than they could have in any first-clsss hotel in this country at $5 per day. With regard to the internal management, the Times says : Any woman of good character will be accepted as a guest, but she must be a wornan oí good character. Each guest may have a single room, or two may take a doublé room together at doublo the price of a single room; or any guest who chooses may occupy a doublé room if she paya for it. The hotel will be well offlcered and watched. Of couree, the Superintendents will be women. The same social regulationa will prevail as prevail at all lirst-elass hotels. Like them, the management will retain the right to discrimínate} againstobjectionable boarders and visitors. There will be plenty of reception rooms for the entertainment, of the guests' company, and the same rules will be enfoiced for the prevention of disagreeable occurrences in the hotel as are enforced at all flrst-class hotels, and the eame steps taken for checliing them. It is sufticient to say that the same social supervisión will obtain in the Women's Hotel as obtains in any really good hotel - no more and no less. The same business exactitndo will be observod. Guests will be expected to be certain and prompt in the payment of their bilis, or their apartments willbe requented. It is not a charitable institution in any sense. It will be conducted on business principies. It is intended to help those who help themselves.

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Old News
Michigan Argus