Jacqui Agate  

A journey through US history

America may be a relatively young nation but many of its hotels offer fascinating glimpses into the past. From storied coastal inns to city venues steeped in legend, these are the most historic hotels in the USA

The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel, Mobile, Alabama

The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel is another one destroyed by flames in its lifetime. The first version was built in 1852 by James Battle, but was devastated entirely as fire ripped through it in 1905. The second, current, Battle House was constructed once more in 1908, designed by American architect Frank Andrews.

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