Windsor Hotel (Americus, Georgia)
Windsor Hotel façade
|Location||125 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia|
|Part of||Americus Historic District (#76000648)|
|NRHP Reference #|| (original)
|Added to NRHP||January 1, 1976|
|Boundary increase||September 3, 1979|
The Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel at 125 West Lamar Street in Americus, Georgia was built in 1892 to attract winter visitors from the northeastern United States. The five-story Queen Anne hotel was designed by a Swedish-born architect, Gottfried Leonard Norrman, working in Atlanta. It featured a hundred rooms and a three-story atrium. It closed in the early 1970s, but later reopened with 53 guest rooms.
The Windsor is a contributing property within the National Register Americus Historic District. Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall gave a speech from the balcony in 1917, and the soon-to-be New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke in the dining room in 1928. Former President Jimmy Carter (born in nearby Plains, Georgia) has been a supporter of the hotel since its reopening.