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Inside The Lexington Hotel
The insignia on the front facade of the Lexington Hotel.

Lexington circa 1915
Photo courtesy of Joe Walters



This exceptional page is made possible by the kindness of Mr. Joe Walters and Mr. Bill Helmer.
Their beautiful and interesting photos give us the inside view of the Lexington hotel that was once inhabited by Al Capone and his henchmen.
Photo courtesy of Mr. Joe Walters   



The lobby of The Lexington Hotel. Some men are playing a golf/pool type of game.
(Photo Courtesy of Mr. Bill Helmer)




View of Lexington basement.
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Lexington main dining room
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View of basement from destroyed main floor (Lobby).
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Original 1915 shot of the Lexington Hotel.
 (Mario Gomes collection)




Lexington Oriental  room.
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Close up of capital on a column in the hallway of the hotel
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Bedroom  two room suite.
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The once luxurious Grand ballroom
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The Grand Ballroom. Note the once balcony over the entrance.
(Photo Courtesy of Mr. Bill Helmer)




Banquet Room
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Wall of ballroom on 2nd floor.Site where Geraldo fired Tommy gun in 1986 documentary on Capone's vault.
Also supposed area where Capone's henchmen used as a gym.  
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Ladies waiting room and balcony.
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Close up of Terra Cotta  on The Lexington Hotel.
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Inside the Lexington.  Even in it's run down state, each room was an architectural treat for the eyes.
(Photo Courtesy of Mr. Bill Helmer)







Ladies foyer
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Close up of ornate architecture on ballroom column.
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Al Capone's office
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Al Capone's fireplace
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Construction workers or Capone collectors?
(Photo Courtesy of Mr. Bill Helmer)








Lexington Hotel  stairway
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The Lexington Green parlor
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Hidden exit used by Capone located on 2nd floor by ballroom.
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Lexington Cafe






Another view of grand ballroom.
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Lexington's Red Parlor






Hallway and rooms on 8th floor.These rooms were low rate rooms.Hallway and rooms were more narrow than the rooms and hallways of the lower floors.
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Front  desk of the hotel situated in the lobby of course.
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Lexington Lobby





Kitchen area from restaurant in the 1950's called Batt's lounge.
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view of floor above ballrooms.
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Photo looking up a stairwell from 1st floor.
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Two room suite parlor




Balcony and doorway in the grand ballroom.
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Doorways on 2nd floor.
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View of arches located on North East corner of hotel.
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Courtyard of the lexington hotel.
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Close up of ornate architecture on the Lexington.
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Another splendid view of ornate design.
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Preparing for destruction of the hotel.
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Lexington advertising still figured on the brick walls of the hotel.
Good-bye old friend.
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First Posted  June 2005