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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.
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Rest Inn (Centennial House), 1942

The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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