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Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hotel Vendome

 
 
Hotel Vendome Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Joseph Cavinato, May 10, 2009
1. Hotel Vendome Marker
Inscription. The Hotel Vendome, referred to in a contemporary newspaper article as an "apartment house", was built on South Cortez Street in 1917 by J. B. Jones. An article in Yavapai Magazine in November 1917 refers to it as the "Hotel Vendome" and states "its construction will fill a need for housing in the town which was crucial even when the summer visitors were induced to return home." The hotel is constructed of dark red wire-cut brick with a traditional brick cornice. A two-story veranda extends across the front of the building. It is the only Prescott example of a two-story structure built exclusively for residential use during the first quarter of the Twentieth Century.

The Hotel Vendome was advertised as an "attractive small hotel with 30 rooms and 16 baths, wide verandas upstairs and down, attractive lobby, hot and cold water in all rooms, night and day phone service with buzzers in all rooms, excellent steam heat, free parking, one-half block from the Plaza, one block east of Highway 89, rates are reasonable with $1.50 single and $2.50 double". One of the Hotel Vendome's more famous guests was Tom Mix, who rented a room by the year. The Hotel Vendome was restored and modernized in 1983 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by The City of Prescott.
 
Location.
Hotel Vendome Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Joseph Cavinato, January 1, 2003
2. Hotel Vendome Marker
34° 32.338′ N, 112° 28.135′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on Cortez Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 S. Cortez St., Prescott AZ 86301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The International Society of Arboriculture and the National Arborist Association (a few steps from this marker); Site of Howey's Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prescott (about 300 feet away); City Jail and Firehouse (about 400 feet away); Ruffner Plaza Stables (about 400 feet away); The Fire of 1900 (about 500 feet away); Site of Goldwater Brothers Mercantile (about 700 feet away); Prescott's Beginnings: The First Mining District in Yavapai County (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Prescott.
 
Regarding Hotel Vendome. The Hotel Vendome was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1983.
 
Also see . . .  The Hotel Vendome Official Website. Includes a short history of the hotel. (Submitted on May 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Hotel
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 81 times this year. Last updated on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona.   2. submitted on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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