Carolina Inn

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The Carolina Inn
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Carolina Inn is located in North Carolina
Carolina Inn
Carolina Inn is located in the United States
Carolina Inn
Location211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Coordinates35°54′36″N 79°3′18″W / 35.91000°N 79.05500°W / 35.91000; -79.05500Coordinates: 35°54′36″N 79°3′18″W / 35.91000°N 79.05500°W / 35.91000; -79.05500
Area4.5 acres (1.8 ha)
Built1923 (1923)-1924
ArchitectArthur C. Nash; George Watts Carr; et al.
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Classical Revival
NRHP reference #99000867[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 6, 1999

The Carolina Inn is a hotel listed on the National Register of Historic Places on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Orange County, North Carolina, which opened in 1924. The Carolina Inn is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.[2]

The original section of the hotel was built in 1923-1924 on the site of the chapel that gave the town of Chapel Hill its name.[3] Wings were added in 1939-1940, 1969-1970, and 1995. Each section consists of two stories constructed in red brick topped by a gambrel roof with dormers. The front facade of the original section features a two-story piazza supported by six tall paneled wooden posts and a centrally-placed cupola atop this original block. The building is Colonial Revival in style, with Classical Revival design elements. It was built by alumnus John Sprunt Hill and donated to the university in 1935.[4]

It was managed by Doubletree from 1993 to 2007.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "The Carolina Inn, a Historic Hotels of America member". Historic Hotels of America. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  3. ^ Visitor's Guide, UNC Chapel Hill, 2013, accessed 11 Feb 2015.
  4. ^ Kenneth Joel Zogry (February 1999). "Carolina Inn" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01.


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