Rockingham in Windham County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Hotel Windham / Andrews Inn
Offering lodging and entertainment, the hotel was touted as “a first-class hotel in every respect and worthy of the patronage of the best traveling public.” As Vermont’s ski slopes opened in the 20th century it hosted snow-train tourists.
Designed by the Boston firm of Harper & West, the current Hotel Windham is a Georgian Revival-style building, erected in 1933 to replace the hotel that burned the previous year. A unique feature is the 1851 tunnel for the Vermont Valley Railroad underneath the hotel’s ballroom. Hotel Windham was restored in 2008-2010.
The inn was sold in 1979 to a same-sex couple who continued the tradition
A unique gathering place dedicated to gay and lesbian people, their families and allies, Andrews Inn prevailed for more than a decade. It closed on April 1, 1984.
Erected 2020 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 43° 8.028′ N, 72° 26.628′ W. Marker is in Rockingham, Vermont, in Windham County. Marker is at the intersection of Westminster Street and The Square, on the right when traveling north on Westminster Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bellows Falls VT 05101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bellows Falls Canal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waypoint Center (about 700 feet away); Bellows Falls (about 700 feet away); First Connecticut River Bridge (approx. half a mile away in New Hampshire); John Kilburn Cabin (approx. 1˝ miles away in New Hampshire); Rev. John WilliamsRockingham Meetinghouse (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Westminster Massacre (approx. 4.3 miles away).
Additional keywords. LGBQT Railroad
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2020, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2020, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.