Architecture · Historic Places

Recommended Link: Historic Hotels of America

The Williamsburg Inn in Williamsburg, VA.
I stayed here when I was young enough to have brought along my American Girl doll and dressed us in matching colonial costumes.
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I have been writing about New York Deco and the Art Deco movement in general for several days now. Somehow, what started out as a slightly-longer-than-usual post has become a marathon of information, thoughts, research, and photographs. I’m pretty sure I submitted (and got A’s for) really solid college papers that weren’t this comprehensive. With a post this long, I want to make sure I take the necessary time to do everything properly, so I won’t be able to publish it as quickly as I first thought. I promise it will be worth the wait. To tide you over, however, I am sharing a great website I found during my research.

A New York City icon – The Plaza.
I have visited but never actually stayed here.
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Historic Hotels of America is an affiliate of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It includes over 240 still-operational hotels in the United States and its territories, dating from 1651 to 1965. The website includes information about the hotels, history, programs, and events, and it also allows you to book stays at these hotels. It also offers multiple steamboat cruises. I am proud to say that I have stayed in several of these hotels and visited at least two others.

The Green Dining Room at the Hotel Du Pont, Wilmington, DE.
I’ve stayed here twice.
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While writing this post, I also found the sister website Historic Hotels Worldwide, but don’t get me started exploring it too much, because this could easily turn into another monster post, and I really need to go back to writing about Art Deco.

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Canada.
My favorite hotel in the world. Ever. Don’t get me started talking about how much I love it because I will never be able to stop.
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