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Ruffner Hotel


The Ruffner Hotel was built at the corner of Kanawha and Hale streets in 1885 by A. L. and Meredith Ruffner and the Charleston Hotel Company. With its 180 rooms, the Ruffner Hotel was the biggest building in the city except for the new Victorian capitol, also built in 1885. The Ruffner was torn down in 1970.

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