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Atlantic Hotel: 1906

Atlantic Hotel: 1906

Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1906. "Atlantic Hotel, Granby Street." Demolished 1970s. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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The hotel was located here where the refuse truck is parked. The Atlantic was built in 1859, and was used briefly as a Confederate command headquarters in 1861. It burned in 1867 and was rebuilt. It burned again in 1902 and again was rebuilt. It finally closed in 1976, was torn down and replaced by a rather ugly building. However, down the street and next door, the building with the awning still stands, but greatly altered. But it does have a rather nice Irish pub.

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