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.
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.
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