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Chapman Lobby Is Indeed Quite Marble-y

By Eric Richardson
Published: Sunday, January 27, 2008, at 04:18PM
Chapman Lobby Eric Richardson [Flickr]

When plans were first announced for the conversion of the Chapman at 8th and Broadway, much was made of how the building's lobby was so extensively decked in marble. At the time I was a bit skeptical that much of it would have survived the building's intervening periods.

Now that the Chapman lobby has again returned to view, though, I can see that there is indeed quite a bit of marble looking to be in pretty good shape in there.

This sort of thing always makes you wonder what other unassuming Downtown buildings have treasures sitting hidden inside. While we've seen amazing restorations over the past few years, you know there have to be a few more gems waiting to get their chance to return to the spotlight.


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