Lenox Hotel (Lenox, Iowa)

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Lenox Hotel
Lenox Hotel (Lenox, Iowa) is located in Iowa
Lenox Hotel (Lenox, Iowa)
Lenox Hotel (Lenox, Iowa) is located in the US
Lenox Hotel (Lenox, Iowa)
Location 114 S. Main St.
Lenox, Iowa
Coordinates 40°52′51″N 94°33′33″W / 40.88083°N 94.55917°W / 40.88083; -94.55917Coordinates: 40°52′51″N 94°33′33″W / 40.88083°N 94.55917°W / 40.88083; -94.55917
Area less than one acre
Built 1915-1916
Built by Vern Dunlap
Architect Vern Dunlap
Architectural style Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements
NRHP Reference # 02001538[1]
Added to NRHP December 20, 2002

The Lenox Hotel is a historic building located in Lenox, Iowa, United States. The original Lenox hotel had been built in 1874, and was destroyed in a fire in 1912.[2] Local businessmen formed the Lenox Hotel Company to construct a new building in its place. Vern Dunlap was the general contractor who built the new hotel, which was completed in 1916. An addition was built onto the back of the building sometime in the 1960s. The lower level commercial space housed the White Way Cafe from 1942 until it closed in 1979. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1] The Lenox hotel is a three-story brick structure with a prominent front porch. The porch is elevated 3.5 feet (1.1 m) above the street level, and it features a double staircase.[2]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Betty Fay. "Lenox Hotel" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-01-31.