Williamsburg Inn

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Williamsburg Inn
Williamsburg Inn.JPG
Williamsburg Inn, September 2012
Williamsburg Inn is located in Virginia
Williamsburg Inn
Location 136 E. Francis St., Williamsburg, Virginia
Coordinates 37°16′08″N 76°41′52″W / 37.26889°N 76.69778°W / 37.26889; -76.69778Coordinates: 37°16′08″N 76°41′52″W / 37.26889°N 76.69778°W / 37.26889; -76.69778
Area 12.5 acres (5.1 ha)
Built 1937 (1937)
Architect Perry, Shaw & Hepburn
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 97000480[1]
VLR # 137-0079
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 4, 1997
Designated VLR March 19, 1997[2]

Williamsburg Inn is a historic large resort hotel located at Williamsburg, Virginia. It was built in three phases between 1937 and 1972. The original section was designed by Perry Dean Rogers Architects and is dominated by a two-story portico which stands atop a ground floor arcade. It is a three-story, seven-bay, Colonial Revival style brick structure. It has two-story flanking wings in an "H"-shape. The East Wing addition, also by Perry Dean Rogers Architects, consists of multiple wings of guest rooms set at right angles to one another. A third phase embracing the Regency Dining Room and its adjoining courtyard, was completed in 1972. The Williamsburg Inn is one of the nation's finest resort hotels, internationally acclaimed for its accommodations, service and cuisine. It represented John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s commitment to bring the message of Williamsburg to a larger audience of influential Americans.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1] Williamsburg Inn is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Mark R. Wenger (January 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Williamsburg Inn". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ Williamsburg Inn, a Historic Hotels of America member. Historic Hotels of America. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 

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