10. The Original Water Fountains May One Day Function Again
On the first floor, there are original water fountains (engraved with the words “Drink and Be Refreshed”). The team is looking to restore them to functionality.
Some other fun facts:
The theater is modeled after the Paris Opera Garnier and Versailles
The proscenium arch over the stage is of course, quite reminiscent of the Opera Garnier in Paris but the Fleur de Lis pattern above the doorways are a reference to the French monarchy at Versailles.
The Former Smoking Room Is Now a VIP Area
Former Smoking Room, furniture coming back soon
The following are additional photographs from the tour.
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