Built in 1962-63 as the Augusta Town House Motor Inn, an annex to the Hotel Richmond on Broad Street, and connected by a bridge across Ellis Street. The purpose was to provide convention space and modern motel style accommodations with banquet facilities that could seat 1,200. The motel and convention center sat atop a 300 car garage. Architect: E. L. Perry of Augusta. Contractor: Clarence Mobley Contracting Company of Augusta. Original interior design: Rex Pruitt of Augusta. Garage and exterior have been enclosed in recent years, and it is now used as an events center known as the Historic Richmond Hotel.