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The Eagle Hotel, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

the Eagle Hotel

The Eagle Hotel, located on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, was a popular boarding house for students and for visitors. This image shows the annex of the hotel, which was constructed in 1847 to house President James K. Polk and his party, who came to Chapel Hill for commencement that year. The hotel burned down in 1921. Image from Album, University of North Carolina, University of North Carolina (Richmond, VA: Foster, 1892). North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library.