Evans Hotel

Historical Significance

The site of the Evans Hotel has been home to a number of African-American businesses. In 1914, Harriet Bell operated a beauty shop here. In 1947, Hattie Bell operated a grocery store from a side entrance (required due to segregation restrictions). By 1927, Cyrus B. and Velma Evans were operating a hotel here. Later, the hotel was run by Meta Harper, though it continued to be called the Evans Hotel into the 1960's. Black workmen rented rooms here while they were constructing the George Washington Hotel, Handley High School, Ruth's Tea Room on Cecil Street, and the Square Deal Cafe.

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Geographical and Contact Information

224 Sharp Street
Winchester, Virginia
22601

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Evans Hotel, Winchester, VA

Evans Hotel, Winchester, VA

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Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, “Evans Hotel,” African American Historic Sites Database, accessed November 22, 2017, http://aahistoricsitesva.org/items/show/131.

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