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Robert E. Lee Motel
Abingdon, VA


Robert E, Lee Motel (Demolished)
Abingdon, VA
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Here's the Robert E. Lee Motel in Abingdon, VA. The sign even has a profile of General Lee. This motel was once of the first three places in the country where Kentucky Fried Chicken could be purchased. 03-06


UPDATE 05/09 : The Robert E. Lee Motel on Lee Highway was approved for demolition by the Washington County Board of Supervisors on April 15, citing the reason as threat to public health and safety. The Board also requested that the County Administrator look into saving the historic sign. 05-09

UPDATE 05/13 : The Robert E. Lee Motel was demolished on October 12, 2009. 05-13



UPDATE 06/14 : The Robert E. Lee Motel sign was rescued and repainted. No neon any more though. Many thanks to Tony Craig for photos and update. 06-14




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