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Norcross in Gwinnett County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Brunswick Hotel

Circa 1870

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 14, 2007
1. Brunswick Hotel Marker
Inscription. On this site in 1870, the Brunswick Hotel was constructed. The Hotel was three stories high with wide porches on the first two stories. It had 29 rooms and a restaurant. The Hotel was a destination spot for vacationing Atlantans wanting to escape the heat and dust of the city on the recently opened "Air Line Belle" Railroad. The Hotel was described as "Atlanta´s Favorite Summer Resort". Promotional activities for the Hotel were many on Tuesdays and Fridays. A brass band played for dancing in the Pavilion in the park. The Hotel offered large display rooms for salesmen to display their merchandise, and the restaurant was described as "clean, nice, with everything well cooked". The Hotel became a gathering spot and the wide porches were enjoyed by guests and non-guests alike. It was customary to dress-up in the afternoon and walk over to the depot to greet the arrival of family and friends. The Brunswick Hotel was torn down at the end of World War II.
 
Erected 2007 by City of Norcross, Georgia.
 
Location. 33° 56.562′ N, 84° 12.827′ W. Marker is in Norcross, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Drive and Thrasher Street when traveling west on Park Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norcross GA 30071, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Brunswick Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 14, 2007
2. Brunswick Hotel Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thrasher Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); National Register of Historic Places – City of Norcross (about 600 feet away); Site of Norcross Presbyterian Church Circa 1899 (about 600 feet away); "Holy Row" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's (approx. 3.1 miles away); State R.R. Survey (approx. 3.9 miles away); Logan’s 15th Corps & Garrard’s Cavalry (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norcross.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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