Colbrook Motel

Known Name(s)

Colbrook Motel


Rt 1 & 301 Petersburg, VA

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Physical Status


Detailed History

W.E. Brooks, of the Colbrook's Inn in Chester, VA, attended the second annual convention of the Nation-Wide Hotel Association (NHA) held in Detroit in November of 1955. (Source: "1955 Hotel Men of the Year," Afro-American, November 19, 1955, page A3.) According to Brooks' son, W.E. Brooks initially had a business partner with the last name Colson, which is why the business was named Colbrook.  

The current address is 13916 Emancipation Hwy.

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