The Jefferson Hotel
The Jefferson Hotel, built in 1895 and a member of Historic Hotels of America® since 1989 was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation® for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels across America. The extraordinary Jefferson Hotel opened on Halloween 1895 for the wedding reception of Charles Dana Gibson and Irene Langhorne, the original Gibson Girl. The Beaux-Arts and Renaissance Revival structure, inspired by the Villa Medici, was damaged by fire in 1901. Magnificently restored, The Jefferson is a showcase of architectural detail: upper and lower lobbies with faux marble columns, stained glass skylights, a grand staircase, and the noted E.V. Valentine sculpture of Thomas Jefferson. The life-size statue was two years in the making, and Valentine even borrowed some of Jefferson's clothing for reference in sculpting the piece. For Price Match Guarantee and Special Offers please visit, please visit HistoricHotels.org [http://www.historichotels.org/hotels-resorts/the-jefferson-hotel/?src=180510820].