The Writing and Reading Room
The room looks just as it did in 1898 when Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Clara Barton and others stayed here
This period room is the most authentic space remaining in the building. The original Herter Brothers style inlaid and carved wainscoting, mantle, pier mirror, window and door frames remain intact. Arranged on the writing tables are books, newspapers, inkstands and magazines of the day. The room looks just as it did in 1898 when Richard Harding Davis, Frederic Remington, Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Clara Barton, Stephen Crane, and many other famous personalities occupied the Hotel here during the Spanish American War.