|Given the fact that The Jefferson survived not one, but two fires, it was not surprising to see that all the candelabras were fitted with electric bulbs, but one can image how beautiful it would have been with real candles back int he day!|
The Jefferson Hotel OverviewThe Jefferson Hotel is an historic hotel in Richmond, VA, known both locally and nationally for its rich roots and exceptional service. The Jefferson has hosted a number of notable guests over more than 100 years since it first opened its doors in 1895--presidents, actors, musicians, etc. While it has seen its fair share of devastation, including several fires, it has managed to rebuild and maintain its prominent position in Richmond. Perhaps one of the most unique and interesting facts about the hotel--at least to us--was that alligators (yes, real alligators!) were at one point kept in the marble pools in the Palm Court--the last of which died in 1948 (Old Pompey was his name).
We recently went on the first of several summer road trips, making a stop for a couple days in Richmond where we got to experience The Jefferson firsthand! Overall, it truly was a lovely hotel and one we're excited to share with you.