Friday, January 13, 2017

Winthrop Hotel

New London, CT  2017

Architectural details remain long after the business ends.  Winthrop is a common name in New London history, since the city was founded in 1646 by John Winthrop Jr who also became a governor of the colony. I'm assuming the hotel was named after him.  The building now houses a couple of businesses, but for the most part appears vacant.  From the 2009 Issue of The Preservationist,  a publication of New London Landmarks, Inc:

The Winthrop Hotel was top grade with excellent cuisine and courteous and efficient service. Lighted throughout by electricity and gas, it was a reputable, up- to-date house, receiving generous patronage. 

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