the new Terrace Room, an art-moderne cocktail
lounge named the Lounge Bar was installed. This
occupied the portion of the 1916 addition's ground
floor closest to Washington Blvd.
most prominent feature was the 54 foot trefoil
bar, which was a segment of a circle with a color
scheme that included walnut, gold, and ebony black.
The bar was ringed by stools with red Morocco
leather tops, aluminum legs and broad bands of
gold as reinforcement. The carpet had the effect
of autumn leaves with a color design matching
the scheme of the room.
the bar was a huge mural portraying "The
Age of the Vintner." It was classical in
treatment and done by Paul Riba. The wall behind
the bar, that along Washington Blvd. was covered
with a massive flesh colored mirror of over 1000
lounge chairs were walnut with light leather backs
and seats. The tables had black tops with wide
gold metal border stripes. The wall benches were
covered with red Morocco leather and were 140
feet long, running on three sides of the room.
gold topped terrace railings had a Swedish motif
and were striking in their elegance. The ceiling
lights had three chief colors, red, white and
blue. The Lounge Bar, along with the Terrace Room
proved Rorimer's skill had not diminished.
1963 the Lounge Bar was completely redecorated
as the Surrey Room. The art-moderne design was
replaced with wood paneling, fake wine kegs in
the walls, and a new bar. The decor changed though
the basic function of the space remained the same.
The Surrey Room was later renamed the Silver Dollar