Lafayette Hotel--page 2 (of two pages)

Louise Blanchard Bethune

The corner entrance

These corner bays and a few on the sides have elaborate terra cotta decoration. The large cornice has decorative molding and the terra cotta designs are both animal (lions' heads) and vegetal. French cartouches are also part of the sculptural ensemble.


A more decorative central bay


The top story and cornice


The other finished side

Only two sides of the building are decorated.

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