Windsor Hotel (Americus, Georgia)

The Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel at 125 West Lamar Street in Americus, Georgia was built in 1892 to attract winter visitors from the northeastern United States. The five-story Queen Anne hotel was designed by a Swedish-born architect, Gottfried Leonard Norrman, working in Atlanta. It featured a hundred rooms and a three-story atrium. It closed in the early 1970s, but later reopened with 53 guest rooms.

Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel
Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel.jpg
Location125 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia
Coordinates32°4′20″N 84°14′1″W / 32.07222°N 84.23361°W / 32.07222; -84.23361Coordinates: 32°4′20″N 84°14′1″W / 32.07222°N 84.23361°W / 32.07222; -84.23361
Part ofAmericus Historic District (ID76000648)
NRHP reference No. (original)
79003319[1] (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 1, 1976
Boundary increaseSeptember 3, 1979

The Windsor is a contributing property within the National Register Americus Historic District. Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall gave a speech from the balcony in 1917, and the soon-to-be New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke in the dining room in 1928. Former President Jimmy Carter (born in nearby Plains, Georgia) has been a supporter of the hotel since its reopening.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.

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