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On election night, June 10, 1970, people gather at the John Marshall's Roof Garden to watch City Council election returns.

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  • At the annual Queen's Ball, Gwen Golden, the Queen of Tobaccoland in 1971, takes to the dance floor in the hotel's Virginia Room with actor John Forsythe, that year's National Tobacco Festival grand marshal.
  • Race and Reservations
  • At the annual Queen's Ball, Gwen Golden, the...
  • Valentine Richmond History Center
  • Jul 24, 2012
  • The program cover of the John Marshall's opening dinner, Oct. 30, 1929, features illustrations of the 16-story hotel and its main lobby.
  • Race and Reservations
  • The program cover of the John Marshall's opening...
  • Valentine Richmond History Center
  • Jul 24, 2012
  • Richmond civil- rights lawyer Oliver Hill, shown with fellow Richmond City Councilman John S. Davenport in April 1949, stood up to the Hotel John Marshall's policy in the early 1940s of not allowing blacks to ride in the passenger elevators.
  • Race and Reservations
  • Richmond civil- rights lawyer Oliver Hill, shown with...
  • Valentine Richmond History Center
  • Jul 24, 2012
  • Warren Keeling, Diane Dumville, Gloria Keeling and John Locke let loose at the John Marshall, celebrating Gov. A. Linwood Holton's inauguration in January 1970. The "pop" décor included oversized cans of V-8, a Holton favorite.
  • Race and Reservations
  • Warren Keeling, Diane Dumville, Gloria Keeling and John...
  • Valentine Richmond History Center
  • Jul 24, 2012
  • On election night, June 10, 1970, people gather at the John Marshall's Roof Garden to watch City Council election returns.
  • Race and Reservations
  • On election night, June 10, 1970, people gather...
  • Valentine Richmond History Center
  • Jul 24, 2012
  • Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder (center) helped pay his way through Virginia Union University by waiting tables at the John Marshall.
  • Race and Reservations
  • Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder (center) helped pay...
  • Valentine Richmond History Center
  • Jul 24, 2012

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