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

Hassayampa Inn

 
 
Hassayampa Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, January 1, 2003
1. Hassayampa Inn Marker
Inscription. After ten years of planning, community leaders of Prescott finally raised sufficient funds to build a modern hotel which catered to the "auto tourist" in downtown Prescott -- The Hassayampa Inn. On February 28, 1927, at the site of the former Conner Hotel which burned in 1923, ground was broken for the construction of Prescott's first "community" hotel. Designed by Trost and Trost of El Paso in collaboration with Prescott architect Chris Totten, the Mission/Spanish Revival style hotel was built by Ramey Brothers, also of El Paso, and opened November 20, 1927. On that day, the Prescott Journal-Miner described the Hassayampa Inn as follows: "The building itself has more the appearance of a palatial home than a hotel. Of modified Spanish architecture, it differs refreshingly from the accepted stucco type, in its walls of ruffled brick in shades of deep red and blue, which catch and reflect the sunshine in rainbow tints. The trim is of white, with plaster medallions set at intervals along the top and a white wainscoting on the garden side. Cornices of Arizona Copper gleam in the sun." The Hassayampa Inn was listed in the National Register in 1979 and restored in the late 1980s.
 
Erected by The City of Prescott.
 
Location. 34° 32.533′ 
Hassayampa Inn Marker street view image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, January 1, 2003
2. Hassayampa Inn Marker street view
N, 112° 28.044′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on East Gurley Street (Route 89) near Marina Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is on the sidewalk and faces the hotel. This is on the west side north of Marina Street just about a hundred feet north of the East Gurley Street intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 East Gurley, Prescott AZ 86301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Day Octagon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Prescott National Bank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bank of Arizona and the Electric Buildings (about 400 feet away); Knights of Pythias Building (about 400 feet away); Head Hotel (about 400 feet away); Prescott High School and the Yavapai Club (about 400 feet away); Bashford Block (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Prescott.
 
Regarding Hassayampa Inn. The Hassayampa Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also a member of the Historic Hotels of America.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Inn. (Submitted on July 9, 2009.)
 
Additional comments.
Close-Up of Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 1, 2003
3. Close-Up of Photo on Marker
sectionheadg>1. The Hassayanpa River
The name Hassayampa is the name of a river with headwaters in the Bradshaw Mountains about six-seven miles due south of the town and hotel. That river flows southwest to connect with the Gila River and eventually the Colorado River near Yuma.

The name Hassayampa is a Native American name for the river, meaning 'river that flows under the earth.'
    — Submitted July 7, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,316 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona.   3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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