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Hotel Zinzendorf

 
 
Hotel Zinzendorf Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 26, 2012
1. Hotel Zinzendorf Marker
Inscription. Opening in May 1892, the Hotel Zinzendorf was a resort hotel developed by the West End Hotel and Land Company. The hotel was a venture by local business leaders to add tourism to a booming industrial, and largely tobacco-based, economy. Designed by noted Boston architects Wheelwright and Have, the hotel was named for Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf, patron of the Moravians who settled in what is now Forsyth County. The Hotel Zinzendorf was a monumental four-story Shingle-style wooden structure over 300 feet long with an 18-foot-wide front porch. Opening to great success for the summer and fall seasons of 1892, disaster struck on Thanksgiving Day of that year, when the immense hotel burned to the ground in two hours.
 
Erected 2011 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Location. 36° 5.78′ N, 80° 15.53′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Clover Street NW just south of West 5th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert B. Glenn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel Boone Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Hotel Zinzendorf Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 26, 2012
2. Hotel Zinzendorf Marker
African-American West End Area (approx. 0.4 miles away); Salem Waterworks (approx. 0.4 miles away); R. J. Reynolds High School and Auditorium (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shamrock Mills (approx. 0.6 miles away); Symbol of Service (approx. 0.7 miles away); Safe Bus Company (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .  W-S Marker Program page (pdf). (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce
 
Hotel Zinzendorf Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 26, 2012
3. Hotel Zinzendorf Marker
Hotel Zinzendorf Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 26, 2012
4. Hotel Zinzendorf Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 908 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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