Good afternoon, H.I.–ready for some room views? Here we have a couple views of the Circle.
I know, I know–a couple decades ago you’d have been gazing on the beloved J. C. Penny’s or add a few decades to that and it would have been the ever-so-marvelous English Hotel & Opera House. Either way, the northwest quadrant has certainly looked better.
The vistas afforded from the Columbia Club have evolved since its current incarnatioin opened in 1925. One consistency that may be relied upon, is the Monument–the very core and center of our fair metropolis. This April, while attending the preservation conferrence, Victory was about to be removed for her refurbishment. It has been odd not having her there holding vigil over the town. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to her return!
Later this week, and in honor of President Benjamin Harrison’s birthday this weekend, we will feature some trivia about the Columbia Club you may not know. In the meantime, I’m sure we can all agree that any view of the Circle an inspiriation.