Tour the Fred Roberts, once the finest hotel of the 1920’s, which has been re-imagined for the 21st century as professional and retail spaces and condo style loft living. Explore the newly updated lobby with plush seating, relax with true taste of luxury and book a little time at Emerald Ease.
The Fred Roberts sits at the heart of downtown Dublin, next to the historic Theatre Dublin and surrounded by the new Bicentennial Plaza. Constructed in 1926 as a project of the Chamber of Commerce, it was known as the finest hotel between Macon and Savannah. As Dublin’s largest hotel, the Fred Roberts hosted the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals after a local exhibition game on April 2, 1935.
With its early Art Deco architecture, combined with eclectic European and Egyptian influences, the Fred Roberts provides an inviting atmosphere for architecture enthusiasts. Designed by architect C.W. Shieverton, the Fred Roberts represents one of Georgia’s earliest examples of Art Deco eclecticism. The building plan features two towers flanking a recessed central tower with a second floor balcony, as well as narrow vertical pilasters separating rows of windows. The monolithic red brick facade, built by local master brick masons using local clays, is punctuated by geometric brick patterns, Tudor arches, two stone renderings of Egyptian sarcophagi, English shields, and numerous mummy mask motifs.
The balcony and plentiful windows provide beautiful views of historic Downtown Dublin GA, including the Dublin Carnegie, City Hall, Theatre Dublin, First Baptist Church, and Founder’s Park.