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Roxboro in Person County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site Of The Dowdy Hotel Jones Hotel And Hotel Roxboro

1895

 

— 2015 Heritage Trail —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
1. Site Of The Dowdy Hotel Jones Hotel And Hotel Roxboro Marker
Inscription.  In 1896 Moses Street Jones purchased the property from R.H. Dowdy and wife Fannie B. Dowdy for $2050.00; the Dowdy having been built in 1895. A new hotel was built in 1909 to replace the Dowdy and was called Hotel Jones. The hotel was renamed Hotel Roxboro in 1935. The building was demolished in 1961 and the present structure was built for Rose's Department Store. Remodeling was done in 2008 to accommodate Person County Tax Office and Register of Deeds. The property is still owned by the descendants of Moses Street Jones.
 
Erected 2015 by Person County Museum of History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 36° 23.603′ N, 78° 59.051′ W. Marker is in Roxboro, North Carolina, in Person County. Marker is on Abbitt Street west of South Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 S Main St, Roxboro NC 27573, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Person County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Robert Lester Blackwell (a few steps from this marker);
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
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Korea (a few steps from this marker); Person County Courthouse Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); The Newells Jewelers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roxboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Last updated on April 25, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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