1st Class Dining Room Floor


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Nick Lavenice

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I have a question about the floor of the 1st Class Dining Room. Now I know there is carpeting in the alleyways-- between the tables, but I wasn't sure what the actual floor was made of. I'm going to guess it was wood because in some pictures you can see a wood design, but I wanted to know if anyone could confirm that...
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Lucy Burkhill

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Hi Nick,

I have here in front of me the M Warren "Lusitania" book, but surprisingly, in the paragraph about the 1st class dining room, there is no mention of the actual flooring. Looking at the photos of the room, I would say that it was wood parquet.

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Lucy Burkhill

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Nick, I've just been looking again in my Warren book and in the intro it says that the dining room flooring was oak parquet. Hope this helps.

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Nick Lavenice

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Hi Lucy,
Thank you so much! I had actual got Warrens Book through an interlibrary Loan-- I looked through the paragraph were it described the dining room details... I must have missed that sentence. Thanks again!

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Lucy Burkhill

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You're welcome, Nick! :)
Yes, the description of the dining room floor is easily missed. The place where it is, in the author's introduction, is not the first place one would turn to- it seems more obvious to look in the actual 1907 "Engineering" description of the room, which funnily enough, does not mention the actual material the floor was made of. I'll admit I only found it after I read the intro. Anyway, glad it was of help.

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Lucy
 
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