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Patrick Henry Hotel

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1925, William L. Stoddart; 1929 addition, Frye and Stone. 617 Jefferson St. SW
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

A classic tripartite tall building designed by a New York City architect, this is one of the downtown hotels constructed in the prosperous 1920s. The dark-red brick and limestone Colonial Revival building has a three-story base featuring a cast-iron-enclosed balcony on the second floor. The six stories of the main block above are capped by a highly decorated top story with iron railings. Renovated in 2011 by Spectrum Design, the hotel also includes apartments and retail and office space.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Patrick Henry Hotel", [Roanoke, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 411-411.

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