THE LADIES' LOUNGE


The 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.

This room also contains a collection of unusual and artistic porcelain and ceramic plates and tea sets, which have been donated to the Library and Museum by various collectors.