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I have been to Turkey and back during these COVID times. Before I start posting pictures from that trip, I have one more graduation to share with you. May 14 was the commencement ceremony for my older son down at Liberty University in Virginia. Due to the uncertainties during the pandemic, it was on-again, off-again, so by the time we booked the hotel for it, most of the rooms in Lynchburg were gone. Therefore, my wife booked a hotel in Lexington, which happened to be on historic property.

According to Wikipedia, "Col Alto is a historic home located at Lexington, Virginia. The original section was built about 1827, and is a two-story, double-pile, three-bay, Georgian style brick dwelling with a hipped roof. In the 1930s, the house was remodeled, enlarged, and modernized by architect William Lawrence Bottomley. Bottomley added the distinctive Palladian style veranda. Also on the property are a contributing barn and log cabin. Col Alto was the home of Congressman James McDowell (1795-1851), for whom the house was built, and Congressman Henry St. George Tucker III (1853-1932).

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. It is now operating as a Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton."

This is a shot of the log cabin. The sign in front of it reads, "The log cabin before you was built in the mid 1700s. Not much is known about the cabin.Some speculate that the cabin may have originally been used as servant quarters or a summer kitchen. When Col Alto was bequeathed to Washington & Lee University in 1957, it was used to house faculty and students at various times."

Exif Data:
Make: Apple
Model: iPhone XR
Software: 14.4.2
Exposure Time: 1/1600
F-Stop: f/1.8
ISO Speed Ratings: 25
Focal Length: 17/4 mm
Date Taken: 2021-05-14 09:41
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 2212 kb
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