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Commercial Building (George Wythe Hotel)
The Wytheville Rotary Club was the driving force behind construction of this former hotel. The 1920s was a decade when city boosters across the nation vied to encourage new business by sponsoring or supporting the construction of hotels. This four-story brick building is a rather austere version of Colonial Revival with a flat roof and urns marking the roofline. Flanked by slightly projecting pavilions, the central section has a three-bay entrance portico and the first story has the double windows with large fanlight transoms often used in early-twentieth-century Colonial Revival buildings. The hotel closed in 1973 and was occupied by various banks until 2011, when it was sold.
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