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32 J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 21C MUSEUM HOTEL Instead of leveling the defunct 1916 Oklahoma City Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant, designers transformed the factory into a contemporary art exhibition space and boutique hotel. On July 1, 21c Museum Hotel opened to the public in downtown Oklahoma City, the art hotel's sixth property. The designers sought to integrate the building's industrial heri- tage into the site's 14,000 square feet of modern art space, 135 hotel rooms and Mary Eddy's Kitchen and Lounge. For example, the de- sign highlights the factory's open and light-fi lled spaces, re-created casement windows, original terrazzo fl oor, historic storefront and decorative brick. "It's amazing, the history that they were able to keep and incor- porate into the design," said Price. "Even if groups don't stay there, they are working on a group tour menu for lunch and dinner. They can also do art tours for groups." Fred Jones, one of the plant's fi rst employees, worked his way from production line to owner of one of the largest Ford dealerships in the country. The hotel's restaurant is named for Jones' wife, Mary Eddy Jones, an art enthusiast and humanitarian. Mary Eddy's makes use of the building's original Model T showroom space with large works of art and a wide-open kitchen space. 21c's contemporary art experience offers free site-specifi c and touring exhibits. Groups can book a tour to hear about the symbol- ism of the site's most impressive works, such as Mechanical Magic, which references materials and mechanics of 20th-century industry in colorful ways. Riversport Rapids National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Pam Williams Tourism Sales Manager 256.551.2204 hello Huntsville bucket list Embrace adventure at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center 1 2 3 4 Discover the nation's largest seasonal butterfly house at the Huntsville Botanical Garden Hear stories of spies, lies, alibis & ghosts while touring our Historic Districts, Historic Huntsville Depot, Weeden House Shop the Artist Market at Lowe Mill and stay for a concert & picnic Get ready for your adventure in the Rocket City! Huntsville, Alabama | VisitHuntsvilleAL @ Go2HuntsvilleAL HuntsvilleCVB #iHeartHsv ...and more!

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