Western Hotel (Lynchburg, Virginia)

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Western Hotel
Western Hotel Lynchburg Nov 08.JPG
Western Hotel, Lynchburg VA, November 2008
Western Hotel (Lynchburg, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Western Hotel (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Western Hotel (Lynchburg, Virginia) is located in the United States
Western Hotel (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Location5th and Madison Sts., Lynchburg, Virginia
Coordinates37°24′57″N 79°8′57″W / 37.41583°N 79.14917°W / 37.41583; -79.14917Coordinates: 37°24′57″N 79°8′57″W / 37.41583°N 79.14917°W / 37.41583; -79.14917
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference #74002236[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 22, 1974

The Western Hotel, or Joseph Nichols' Tavern, is a historic building located at Lynchburg, Virginia. It is the last of the city's many ante-bellum taverns and ordinaries, and is an important example of early Federal-style commercial architecture. It stands at what was for many years the western entrance to the city. It is known to have been operated as a tavern as early as 1815 by Joseph Nichols.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] It is located in the Fifth Street Historic District.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (June 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Western Hotel" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo

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