The National Parks Authority is pleased to announce that the Copper and Lumber Store Historic Inn, located in the Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour, has been inducted into the prestigious Historic Hotels Worldwide in the United States.
Historic Hotels Worldwide is an official programme of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and crosses the globe in celebrating the finest hotels that have been preserved over time.
“We are delighted to induct the Copper and Lumber Store Historic Inn, a Georgian hotel built in 1783 to Historic Hotels Worldwide,” stated Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Director of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide.
The Copper and Lumber Historic Inn earned the distinction by meeting some very unique and challenging qualifications.
It had to be at least 75 years old, utilize historic accommodations, serve as the former home or be located on the grounds of the former home of famous persons or significant location for an event in history, be recognized by a local preservation organization or national trust among a long list of others.
“This is testament to the incredible work that has been carried out over many years in restoring and preserving a prized historic and architectural gem here in Antigua,” stated Parks Commissioner Mrs. Ann Marie Martin.
The Copper and Lumber Store Historic Inn is one of the buildings that constitute the Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua. As the name suggests, it was originally used as a storage facility for copper and lumber.
The materials helped in the building and maintenance of the fleet of ships owned by the English centuries ago.