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Record 542/746
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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Description Photo folder, REST INN

Rest Inn, 223 Massachusetts Avenue, East Lexington.

An inn in East Lexington that opened in 1876 as the Centennial Hotel, and was housed in a large three story building in Second Empire style, with mansard roof and large extension in the back that nearly doubled its size. Exterior photographs show extensive porch wrapped around front and side. One interior photograph is of ballroom with damaged floor and piano. There were 4 large parlors on first floor, as well as a large kitchen. The second floor contained 14 rooms, while the third had 7 chambers and the ball room. Edwin B. Worthen Jr. provides more extensive details in a note. It was demolished in 1944.

10 photos
11 negatives
Exterior and interior

This is a folder-level record in Series 19. Lexington Properties and Landmarks.
Year Range from 1942
Year range to 1944
Object ID Worthen.19.181
Object Name Folder, File
Search Terms Centennial House, Massachusetts Avenue #223
East Lexington
Massachusetts Avenue #223, Centennial House
Massachusetts Avenue #223, Rest Inn
Rest Inn, Massachusetts Avenue #223
Subjects Businesses
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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Last modified on: March 22, 2016