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Bollingbrook Hotel QA-8 | Marker History

Bollingbrook Hotel Marker, QA-8

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.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 2002
Region: Richmond Region
Geographic Location: Petersburg
Physical Description of Location: Southeast corner of intersection between 2nd Street and Pelham Street, Petersburg, VA 23803. Marker is on right when traveling north on 2nd Street, just past intersection with Bollingbrook Street.
GPS Location: 37.2330427670,-77.4029582710
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