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MacArthur Inn (MacArthur Hotel, Narrows Hotel)

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MacArthur Hotel, Narrows Hotel
1940. 117 MacArthur Ln.

Built as the Narrows Hotel, the building was renamed in 1941 for General Douglas MacArthur. The wide two-and-a-half-story brick building, a loose interpretation of Colonial Revival, is anchored at each end by pedimented gabled pavilions. In the center of the facade is a grandiose semicircular portico with monumental columns. The inn is conveniently located near the former Norfolk and Western Railway Passenger and Freight Depot (1927; Depot Street), which brought tourists and commercial travelers to this picturesque town. The dark-red brick depot has exposed rafters supporting the broad protective overhang of the building's hipped roof.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee

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