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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bollingbrook Hotel

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
1. Bollingbrook Hotel Marker
Inscription.  After a fire destroyed John Niblo's tavern in 1827, Niblo assembled a group of investors who constructed on this site in 1828 the three-story Bollingbrook Hotel, attributed to Otis Manson. The hotel became known as "one of the best taverns in the Atlantic country." In 1857, a fourth story was added to the building and it was restyled to include a bracketed cornice and cast-iron segmental window caps. During the siege of Petersburg in 1864-1865 Confederate officers were housed here. About 1906 the building was renamed the Stratford Hotel and modernized. It was demolished about 1933.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number QA-8.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 13.983′ N, 77° 24.177′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street (U.S. 1) and Pelham Street, on the right when traveling north on 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Bollingbrook Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. Bollingbrook Hotel Marker
walking distance of this marker. The McIlwaine House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Side Station (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named South Side Station (about 400 feet away); Farmers Market (about 400 feet away); Architectural Heritage (about 400 feet away); Petersburg’s Natural Parks (about 400 feet away); Arts & Recreation (about 400 feet away); Old Market Square (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,102 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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