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James Madison Hotel (Lynnhaven Hotel)
The Lynnhaven was one of several hotels built in downtown Norfolk just before the influx of visitors for the 1907 Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition. It conveys a sense of permanence and luxury through its Renaissance Revival brick exterior. The base is rusticated, and this treatment is continued as quoining framing the upper levels. A boldly detailed cornice of brick and terra-cotta caps the eight-story building. Over the years, the building underwent numerous renovations and changes of name, the most enduring of which was the Commodore Maury Hotel. The interior has been modernized, and unfortunately a motor entrance, constructed in the early 1980s, has superseded the main entrance on Granby Street.
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