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Commercial Building (George Wythe Hotel)

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George Wythe Hotel
1927, Frye and Stone. 170 E. Main St.
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)

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.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Commercial Building (George Wythe Hotel)", [Wytheville, 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, 454-454.

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