THE LADIES' LOUNGE
Ladies' Lounge, originally called the Ladies' Parlor, is a beautifully appointed
room located just to the left of the building entrance, with windows overlooking
Avenue E and the Express-News building across the steet. This room is used
for casual meetings of every sort, and was originally intended as a gathering
place where the female relatives of the men involved in Scottish Rite or Shrine
ceremonials could socialize in an elegant atmosphere.
Among the features of this room are a large marble fireplace set into the front wall, over which hangs an oil painting of, interestingly enough, three ladies lounging. There are also two beautiful crystal and silver chandeliers contributing to the light pouring in through the four large bay windows.