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Hotel Robert E. Lee

Identification

Hotel Robert E. Lee
102834

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
rigid frame
concrete
brick
curtain wall
dark red
renaissance revival

Usages

hotel

Facts

  • For many years this was Winston-Salem's premier hotel and a center for local social life.
  • It surpassed 8 West Third Street to become Winston-Salem's tallest commercial building until construction of the Nissen Building in 1927.
  • The building originally consisted of the eastern wing at the corner of Fifth and Cherry Streets. The cross wing at Fifth and Marshall was a later addition.
  • The Hotel Robert E. Lee was faced with artificial stone at the first and second levels, and with brick on the stories above.
  • It was demolished at 7:30 AM on March 26, 1972 to make way for the Winston-Salem Hyatt House (Embassy Suites Hotel Winston-Salem ).
  • The Sanborn Fire Insurance Map indicates a main roof height (excluding the penthouse construction) of 128 feet (39 meters).

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Location

300-310 West 5th Street
436-440 North Cherry Street
302 West 5th Street
27101
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
U.S.A.

Technical Data

128.00 ft
12
1919
1921
1972
4

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