Criticism of the name of the Stonewall Jackson Hotel arose during Black Lives Matter protests in June, 2020, and the hotel’s owners decided to rename it Hotel 24 South to better reflect their community and philosophy.

As part of this process, the hotel applied to the city for permission to remove the iron and neon sign that was added to the historic structure in the early 1960s. The removal was reviewed and approved by Staunton’s zoning administrator with input from HSF’s Frank Strassler.

The review documents provide insight into the review and decision-making process. Click here for a complete copy of the documents, including historic photos.