The Stoneleigh Hotel opened in October 1923 at the corner of Maple Avenue and Wolf Street, designed by architect F.J. Woerner in the Beaux Arts style. By 1938, part of the 11th floor and a 12th floor addition were converted into a
7,500‐square‐foot Art Deco penthouse, complete with hidden rooms and a secret passage to the 10th floor thought to be a discreet escape route for late‐night poker games. Adorned with marble floors, 500‐year‐old imported English oak paneling from London’s Charterhouse School, ornamental plaster ceilings and ornate tile work, the rooms were a showcase for the Stewarts’ collection of fine art and antiques and for hosting the elite of Dallas and celebrity guests of the
Brides who choose The Stoneleigh Hotel as their wedding venue love the historical feel of the 11th floor penthouse area.
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