Holston House in The Mansion (Location)

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Holston House
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Office/store
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In The Reivers, the Holston House is the oldest and finest hotel in Jefferson. In The Mansion, it is a local hotel near the railroad tracks where drummers hang out "sitting in leather chairs along the sidewalk" (37). Towards the end of the novel, the hotel is described as being far more formal, for it "still clung to the old ways, not desperately nor even gallantly: just with a cold and inflexible indomitability" so that "no man" dined there "without a coat and necktie and no woman with her head covered" (421). The hotel was built by Alexander Holston, one of the county's oldest settlers, and is still run by his descendants, two maiden sisters. Originally a "log ordinary," the hotel had since become a "modern edifice" whose central feature is a fancy dining room which contains "two long communal tables."

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Site of Event
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