George Washington Hotel Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

830 WFCHS

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection contains news articles, memorabilia, and promotional material from the George Washington Hotel of Winchester, VA
(1 box) Last updated 07/11.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The George Washington Hotel, located on the southeast corner of Piccadilly and Cameron Streets, opened in Winchester, VA on June 17, 1925. For many years the five story, 102 room hotel was the social hub of the Lower Shenandoah Valley. By 1975 the hotel’s heydays seemed behind it, and it was turned into an adult assisted living home until 1995. Completely vacant since 1997, the hotel, after extensive renovation, was reopened in April 30, 2008 as a 90 room historic hotel.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from news articles in the collection.

CITE AS: George Washington Hotel Collection # 830, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1

Balance Sheet – 1958, two leaves, typescript

Bill – n.d., for Bill Glass, 1 leaf, manuscript

Card – Map of Region showing the George Washington Hotel and distances from large cities, on verso, distances from large cities in region to the George Washington Hotel, lists routes and miles, 1950, 1 page, printed

Event -- Stockholders Banquet, June 17, 1924 – Invitation, Ticket, Menu, three items, printed

Event -- Public Opening, June 18, 1924 – announcement, invitation, acceptance card, three items,
printed

Event -- Convention – Virginia Retail Merchants Association, -- May 20-22, 1962, one item, typescript

Event – Mayor’s Laymen’s Dinner, March 31, 1966, 1 item, printed

Event -- Tartan Ball – May 8, 1976, one item, printed

Menu, c. – 1930-1940, one item, printed

Promotional material – 1924-present, seven items, printed

News Articles – 1924-2002

News Articles – 2003-present