Dining Room

The Dining Room is located on the second floor of the American Legation Building and is connected to the exterior courtyard. This room reflects the old English-American period that uses simple wainscoting on the walls, dark wood floors, and an Italianate Style fireplace. It does not reflect the rest of the Moorish building because Maxwell Blake’s design intent was to make this room feel like home away from home for the American Embassy. The other two individuals who made the dining room into what it is today were all influenced by Maxwell Blake’s design: Donald Angus and his donation of a French furniture collection, and Margarette Mcbey’s donation of her husband’s art.

The design style is a blend of Moorish Architecture and Andulsian Architecture, named after a community in southern Spain and influenced by Mediterranean and European design styles.