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138-0042-0919 The George Washington Hotel

The George Washington Hotel
Photo credit: David Edwards/DHR, 2021

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VLR Listing Date 03/18/2010

NRHP Listing Date 06/24/2010

NRHP Reference Number 010000383

The George Washington Hotel, built in 1924, served a steady stream of guests who arrived at Winchester by passenger train during the hotel’s early decades of operation. The Washington was the first southern hotel in the chain of “Colonial Hotels” managed by the American Hotel Corporation. Combining elements of Colonial Revival and Neoclassical Revival architecture, the five-story building, one of Winchester’s tallest, and the city’s first fire-proof hotel, features a grand entrance, a lobby, ballroom, and dining room. Located in the Winchester Historic District, the hotel underwent a complete rehabilitation to restore it to its former grandeur before reopening in May, 2008.

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

Updated: November 18, 2021