Jefferson Hotel - Richmond, VA 4

Manufacturer: Syracuse China
Pattern: Webster
User: Jefferson Hotel - Richmond, Va.
Date: circa 1940s
Notes: The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Va., opened in 1895. It was designed in the Beaux-Arts style by Carrere & Hastings and built by Major Lewis Ginter, a wealthy tobacconist who had been the first successful maker of pre-rolled cigarettes. Severely damaged by fire in 1901, the hotel was rebuilt and continued to operate until it was closed in 1980. The hotel underwent a complete renovation beginning in 1983 and was reopened in 1986. It continues to operate today and is both a Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond property. Click here for The Jefferson website.

The Jefferson used Syracuse "Old Ivory" china in the Webster pattern -- stock pieces and customized pieces with the addition of the portrait of Thomas Jefferson as shown below.

For related info:
Webster stock pattern by Syracuse China
Jefferson Hotel - Richmond, VA by Bauscher Brothers
Jefferson Hotel - Richmond, VA 2 by Syracuse China
Jefferson Hotel - Richmond, VA 3 with no manufacturer mark

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