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329-0002 Colonial Hotel (The Inn at Wise Courthouse)

Colonial Hotel (The Inn at Wise Courthouse)
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VLR Listing Date 12/11/1990

NRHP Listing Date 02/05/1991

NPS property number 91000019

Also known as the Inn at Wise Court House, the Colonial Hotel was erected in 1910 on a site that had been used for hotel purposes since just after the Civil War. In the tradition of inns and taverns in courthouse towns since colonial times, the hotel served those having business with the Wise County court. When its predecessor, the Dotson Hotel, burned in 1909 a group of local businessmen founded the Wise Hotel Corporation and purchased the site for a new hotel. The corporation was initially headed by future Virginia governor, George C. Peery. A local builder, D. J. Phipps, was awarded the contract to erect the twenty-two-room structure. Employing a modified Colonial Revival style, this prominent local landmark was recently reopened as a hotel and restaurant, renamed the Inn at Wise Courthouse.


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

Updated April 4, 2018