by Mary Montague Sikes

The jefferson hotelVirginia artist and author Mary Montague Sikes shows landmark Richmond, VA hostelry, The Hotel Jefferson, in pastels, photographs and descriptive text. Sikes details the design conception, construction and numerous renovations which create the classic accomnodation to attract guests ranging from honeymooners to world leaders. Learn about Old Pompey, the last alligator to live in the lobby pool, and discover whether or not the main staircase was really the inspiration for the one shown in Scarlett O'Hara's Atlanta manse. The Jefferson Hotel is a selection from the Snapshot in Time series, an updated and re-purposing of the installments in Sikes' classic "HOTELS TO REMEMBER".