Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Joe, Mar 1, 2013.
Thanks for posting that link, Joe. We, like you, have enjoyed seeing all of that decor over the years of our many trips to MSS. And now, others might understand why we enjoy the place so much ....
Thanks for the link. Pretty interesting.
"This brass boar came from a fountain in Nice, France. It’s a replica of a Renaissance period original in Florence, Italy."
Interestingly, I am watching "Hannibal" on TV and the Boar statue in Florence appears in one of the scenes. The cop stalking Hannibal Lector stops to wash blood off his hands in the fountain.
I noticed the mezzanine that is above the slot area. I asked an employee what was up there. She said the coolest thing was an antique pool table. I later asked the front desk how to get up there to look. "Oh, let me get one of the security guys to take you up there." lol. I didn't go.
Thanks for this!
I intend to take my cousin on one of these "tours" shortly.
I was always enjoyed dining in the Pullman grill. The cigars in the train car is fun. Food has been up and down but mostly good.
I always stop in at the brewpub for a beer flight. It feels a little historic sitting at the bar they pulled out of the Schlitz family mansion in Milwaukee.
You can up there on your own. Just take the elevator next to the security desk, which is directly across from the cage on the east wall.
A guard may accompany you if there is one there, but otherwise just take it up to the 2nd floor. It's been a long time since I was up there, but iirc, there are ~5 tables.
The reason for the security is that area is open to all the offices on the second floor.
Reportedly, those antique pool tables and other furniture were owned by Winston Churchill. I checked them out once, because I am a distant relative (my great-grandmother's sister was Churchill's mother).
I always wondered who had Churchill's balls.
I don't know about Winston's, but my girlfriend seems to think that mine should be in a jar on the mantle, or better yet carried around in her purse!
There is a brochure at check in that explains many parts of the building.
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