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General Francis Marion Hotel

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1927, Eubank and Caldwell; 2006 renovation. 107 E. Main St.

Constructed of reinforced concrete with a veneer of Kingsport velveteen brick, the five-story building has the U-shaped plan typical of hotel buildings. Renaissance Revival in style, the red brick exterior is elaborated with a one-story portico in contrasting colors that is topped by a balustraded balcony, quoins, and cartouches. Storefronts flank the central entrance. Arched windows on the second story indicate the location of a ballroom, which retains its original walnut paneling and oak floor. The hotel was built by two Marion businessmen who saw the potential of increased automobile traffic along U.S. 11.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "General Francis Marion Hotel", [Marion, 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, 459-459.

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