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Stay at the Louisa Hotel

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Title

Stay at the Louisa Hotel

Subject

Transportation

Description

This metal sign, posted just a few miles outside of Louisa, was intended to lure tired travelers with the promise of meals and a night's lodging for $2.00 (plus the added attraction of a garage for those who arrived by automobile).

The Louisa Hotel was built in 1887 and narrowly escaped the fire which ravaged most of downtown Louisa in 1888. Over the next three decades, travelers came from Richmond and the Tidewater region to escape the summer heat at this resort hotel. Patrons also arrived by train and, since the tracks ran very near the rear of the hotel, all were certainly aware of each train's arrival and departure.

Source

Image in Louisa County Historical Society Archives

Date

about 1915

Contributor

Mr. John Jerl Purcell, Jr.

Rights

See LCHS policy

Format

Metal sign 12 by 36 inches

Identifier

054_2010_08_043

Contribution Form

Online Submission

No

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Metal Sign

Physical Dimensions

12 by 36 inches