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The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond

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Built in 1892 by tobacco baron Lewis Ginter and first opened in 1895. It was designed by the same architecture firm that designed the New York Public Library, Carrère and Hastings. It burned in 1901 and was restored and reopened in 1907.
One of the things the hotel was famous for was its live alligator pool, and the last alligator living in the marble pools of the Jefferson's Palm Court, named Old Pompey, remained there until he died in 1948.

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1 Responses to “The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond”

  1. # Blogger the editor.,

    Bonjour! Cedric,
    The Jefferson Hotel,in Richmond is very beautiful...and the info(rmation) about the alligator pool
    is fascinating.

    Merci, for sharing!
    DeeDee ;-D  

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