Holston House in Absalom, Absalom! (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Holston House
Type: 
Office/store
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1290
Y: 
790
Description: 

Named for the man who built it at the very beginning of Jefferson's history, and located on the Square at the center of town, the Holston House is the town's main hotel for the entire Yoknapatawpha saga, from the 1830s through the 1950s. Sutpen stays there when he first arrives, and although the passages describing that stay don't provide any details, they do mention the hotel's "lounge" (25), barroom, dining room and "gallery" (or front porch, 23).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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