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Alexandra in the Cruise Room

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My daughter Alli with camera in the Cruise Room bar in the Oxford Hotel.

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Alli is a great photographer, here is a recent favorite of mine that she has taken.

May 16th, 2012 / 1 Comment » / by Tom Lundin


Oxford Hotel

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I took advantage of last week’s Doors Open Denver 2012 event to show my daughter
the beautiful Oxford Hotel.

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This 400 hundred+ room hotel was designed in 1891 by Frank Edbrooke, the Denver architect
who designed much of downtown, including The Brown Palace (which The Oxford predates).

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The hotel is designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style,
named after master architect Henry Hobson Richardson.

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In the days before modern steel construction, cast iron columns enabled architects
to build taller buildings without the thick walls required to support the weight.

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After prohibition ended in 1933, the hotel employed Charles Jaka to design the
award-winning Art Deco Cruise Room bar, inspired by the lounge on the Queen Mary.

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It is decorated with reliefs showing drinking toasts from countries around the world,
often with themes that are considered slightly politically-incorrect today.

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Here is a photo of an Art Deco house designed by Charles Jaka
a few years before the Cruise Room.

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Because of Doors Open Denver, the hotel was kind enough to open up
some of their rooms, especially this one which continues the Art Deco theme.

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And finally, I know that this isn’t in the best taste, but I always like to visit the
bathroom in the basement of the Oxford to marvel at these enormous urinals.

April 19th, 2012 / 5 Comments » / by Tom Lundin


Art Deco home

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Art Deco house designed by Charles Jaka in 1931.

Jaka also designed the Art Deco Cruise Room in The Oxford Hotel (1933).

April 20th, 2011 / 4 Comments » / by Tom Lundin


Cruise Room in the Oxford Hotel

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Inside The Cruise Room at the Oxford Hotel.

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The Cruise Room was designed 1933 by Charles Jaka.

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The Cruise Room combines Art Deco and Streamline Moderne elements.

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“Here’s How”

November 29th, 2009 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin


http://www.youtube.com/embed/7gqSLERc1GE