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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

057-0070 The Lane Hotel

The Lane Hotel
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VLR Listing Date 12/16/2010

NRHP Listing Date 03/01/2011

NPS property number 11000065

The Lane Hotel building, dating to circa 1840 and situated across from the Mathews County Courthouse in the village of Mathews has served along with its affiliated buildings as a tavern, hotel, and storehouse. In 1916 during the early automobile age, to attract new customers the building was likely repositioned on its lot and renovated to present a more imposing edifice. Until 1918, the hotel offered lodging and dining to steamboat travelers, salesmen, and auto-tourists. In the later 20th century, it housed a residence and then a day care center. At the time of its listing, it operated as The White Dog Inn, and served as a bed and breakfast and café.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated July 15, 2019