Item Details

Jefferson Hotel: The History of a Richmond Landmark

Paul N. Herbert
Format
Book
Published
Charleston, S.C. : History Press, 2017.
Edition
Paperback edition, 2017
Language
English
ISBN
1625859023, 9781625859020
Contents
  • Prologue
  • I. The prettiest women and manly men. Lewis Ginter; Carrere and Hastings; Turkish baths; Alligators; Entertainment; The roof garden; Crime and accidents
  • II. A day of sorrow in Richmond. After the fire;Rebuilding the hotel; Putting the team together
  • III. The Jefferson reopens. Automobiling; John Rockefeller; Jefferson Hotel employees in the news; The '10s and '20s; Polk Miller; T.A. Miller; Entertainment
  • IV. The depression hits. Elinor Fry; Consolvo becomes full owner;The fire of 1944
  • V. New owners. Albert Suttle, Sr.; Fred E. Watkins; Sidney Banks; Management operations; The kid fixes the clocks; Elvis in Richmond
  • VI. Private clubs. The rotunda Club; The Colony Club; The Press Club; The Engineers' Club; Fading fast in the 1960s
  • VII. Residents. Getty; Horace Gans; Sharp decline; 1980: the end of an era; Rock 'n' Roll Hotel
  • VIII. The purchase. George Ross; 1986 reopening; Frank Sinatra; Change in ownership;The centennial anniversary
  • Epilogue.
Description
191, [1] pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-191).
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original pictorial paper covers. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2018/2019.
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