Board of Architectural Review votes on fate of Winchester Towers
7 October 2016 News
The fate of the forlorn Winchester Towers in downtown Winchester has now been sealed.
In a 4-1 vote, the Board of Architectural Review voted to send the shuttered building to the wrecking ball, and make way for a proposed hotel and convention center.
The building began life in 1962 as the Darlington Motor Inn, and has gone through several evolutions.
United Wreckers and Excavators of Martinsburg, West Virginia could start swinging away as early as the end of the month.
It will cost the Winchester Economic Development Authroity about $300,000 for the demolition.
Some people had hoped the four story building could have been transformed into a hotel and convention center, luxury apartments or a Patsy Cline Museum.
Others said it was the only piece of architecture from the early 1960’s in the historic downtown section of Winchester and should be preserved.
Winchester Towers sits across from the George Washington Hotel.