The ballroom measures 30 feet wide by 64 feet long. It is “T” shaped.

Ballroom Fireplace and Doors to Study and Gold Room
Ballroom Fireplace and Doors to Study and Gold Room



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Ballroom - Looking across the Fireplace
Ballroom - Looking across the Fireplace



This chandelier was introduced into this room during the restoration of the Mansion from 1974 - 1978. At the time, Alan Fortunoff, of Fortunoff Department Stores, was both a College Trustee and Chair of the Restoration Committee. It is said that this chandelier used to hang in one of the Fortunoff stores.

Ballroom - Looking towards the Entrance Hall Doors
Ballroom - Looking towards the Entrance Hall Doors



Before the 1974 fire, all the walls in the ballroom were paneled with English oak. This original detail is now only visible above the doorways on either side of the fireplace.

Detail - Gold Room Door
Detail - Gold Room Door



Carving Above Gold Room Door
Carving Above Gold Room Door


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Last Modified on January 30, 2012, at 10:57 AM by LPR


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