|The Skirvin Hotel is famous for its oilman founder, William Balser Skirvin, and his daughter, Perle Mesta, Washington DC social leader and U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg (1949-1953). Royalty, U.S. presidents, and cattle and oil barons stayed at the Skirvin. The city's oldest hotel, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places|
Front facadeIn 1911, the Skirvin Hotel contained 224 rooms in a ten-story two winged tower. A third 12 story wing was added in 1925.
|In 1929-30 all three wings were leveled off to 14 floors with a total of 525 rooms.|
Mixture of stylesClassical pilasters wih eccentric capitals and an elaborate cornice are combined with art deco chevrons on the topmost story.
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