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Hotel Zinzendorf

Identification

Hotel Zinzendorf
223646

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Structure in General

low-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
brick
applied masonry
renaissance revival

Usages

hotel

Facts

  • Features considered modern at the time included telephones and washstands with hot and cold running water in each room; thirty rooms had private baths.
  • Other features included public spaces such as a lobby, ballroom, and dining room, an Otis elevator, and a boiler located in a separate building for safety.
  • The Zinzendorf Hotel was named for Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf of Saxony, leader of the revived Moravian Church which founded Salem in 1766.
  • It was developed by the Forsyth Hotel Corp., a group of leading businessmen who felt the growing industrial center of Winston needed a first-class hotel.
  • Though severely distressed financially during the Depression, industrious management made the hotel a money-maker from 1935 until it closed in 1970.
  • The Zinzendorf was eclipsed as Winston-Salem's showplace hotel when the Robert E. Lee opened in 1921.
  • The building was razed in the fall of 1970 to make way for the Federal Building.
  • In 1915, with occupancy running at 95 percent, a large veranda facing Main Street was removed to allow the addition of 40 new rooms.

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Location

229-237 North Main Street
27101
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
U.S.A.

Technical Data

75.42 ft
65.00 ft
6
1906
1915
1970
$85,000

Involved Companies

Hook and Rogers
general contractor
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