Hotel Mizpah will open its doors this evening
Nov. 17, 1908
The doors of the new and magnificent Hotel Mizpah will be thrown open this evening, and the public will be given an opportunity to examine the furniture and fittings.
The Mizpah is one of the finest hotels in the state. In its heavy oak finish and the magnificence of its appointments, it reminds one of the old Palace hotel of San Francisco.
As one enters the hotel from Main street he passes through a large open vestibule door and is at once ushered into a commodious lobby which is flooded with a blaze of light from electric chandeliers. The floor is tiled, and the room is supplied with heavy, expensive leather chairs and settees, suggestive of the greatest comfort. Here is noted a particular harmony of color in all the fittings and furniture. The room is steam-heated, and particularly light and attractive, with large plate glass windows on the south and west.
The office is furnished in the most up-to-date style and in addition to the usual key-racks, letter boxes and other furnishings, there is also a central telephone exchange. There is a telephone in every room in the building and guests can reach every point covered by the service throughout the state.
Directly off the lobby is the elevator. It is of the Otis type, and glides rapidly to the top floor within a few seconds. The dining room adjoins on the east, supplemented by a grill room. The crockery and silverware is all of the latest pattern, and every individual piece is marked with the name of the house. The dining room is well lighted, having a sunny exposure, and an abundance of electric light.
The kitchen is one of the most modern that money could insure. It contains a large French steel range, and is equipped with all the heaters and appliances known to hotel science.
The bedrooms throughout the building are elegantly furnished, and are modern in every particular. Many of them are supplemented by a private bathroom and closet. There are a number of suites, and the very few inside rooms contained in the building are most abundantly supplied with electric light.
The bath-rooms are models of neatness and elegance. Every one of them is steam-heated, and supplied with tiled floors, and the plumbing is of the very highest quality.
Many of the bedrooms are supplied with magnificent brass bedsteads, and there are a number of the latest style patented brass folding beds.
The bar is handsomely furnished, and supplied with the very finest and most expensive liquors and cigars that could obtained.
Mine host Robert Govan is an experienced hotel man, and he knows how to cater to the wants of guest in the most attractive manner. D. L. Dickinson, the chief clerk, will assist in insuring to the guests of the house every possible comfort.
George E. Holesworth, the architect in charge of the erection of the building, surely deserves credit for the creation of a building including every improvement which can possibly contribute to the comfort of guests.