George Washington Hotel Collection

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

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
archives@handleyregional.org
www.handleyregional.org

830 WFCHS

Inventory created by Archives Staff 02/2009. Last revised 06/2020.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet

DATE: 1924-2003

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection contains news articles, memorabilia, and promotional material from the George Washington Hotel of Winchester, VA.

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 fortunes had declined and it was converted into an adult assisted living facility, which then closed in 1995. After two years of being vacant, the building became a hotel once more after an extensive renovation and reopened on April 30, 2008.

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

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.

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—Program—Benefit Distinct Nurse Association (August 8, 1933); 1 leaf, 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, nine items, printed

News Articles – 1924-2002

News Articles – 2003-present

PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through http://handley.pastperfectonline.com/