The Park International Volume 1-2

The Park International Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...incidental refreshments stimulates organization activity while offering a legitimate return to the park or concessionaire. Such meetings may be literary affairs, dances, musicales, club dinners or smokers. They involve for the architect provision of such hall accessories as checking space, retiring rooms, acoustics, seating space, storage for chairs, suitable lighting, adequate ventilation and perhaps the use of an upper story. In no sense, however, should the fundamental idea of the restaurant be sidetracked for any of these other elements, nor should the establishment be cluttered with functions belonging to other park structures. Their function is merely to augment the income by which the success of the establishment is necessarily gauged and their consideration in advance is urged because the lay of the land or the working out of the design may offer special facilities for their incorporation. Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton, Architects The central structure of the restaurant in Lincoln Park, Chicago, houses an indoor diningroom and a cafeteria. Like the Belle Isle casino, it meets demands of all classes at all hours and seasons SUMMER AND WINTER The appeal of the park restaurant is by no means limited to summer. Great porches are indeed bleak to look upon in the late autumn or winter but the park again may have its special appeal. Few restaurants in town have the facilities for great open fires than which the heating engineer has devised nothing more attractive, and for which the park forester can provide the wherewithal to keep them blazing long into the winter. If the refectory happens to be along lakeside or river, it may also operate as skaters' headquarters, and for a consideration furnish coffee and frankfurters in addition to checking...show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236511425
  • 9781236511423