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Record 543/746
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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Description Five prints and negatives of the Rest Inn, East Lexington, March 1944 and undated. Also, a written description of the interior by EBW, Sr.

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.19.181.001
Object Name Print, Photographic
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
Title Rest Inn
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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