Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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
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
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.
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,
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/