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Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hotel San Carlos

1928

 
 
San Carlos Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
1. San Carlos Hotel Marker
Inscription.
Hotel San Carlos
1928

Has been placed on the Phoenix Historic
Property Register and the National
Register of Historic Places.


[An additional marker is mounted indoors between the elevators:]
San Carlos Hotel
The first schoolhouse in North central Phoenix - - a one-room, dirt-floored adobe building - - was constructed on this site in 1874. Expanded into a two-story brick structure in 1879, the Central School was enlarged several times before it closed in 1916.
Construction of the Italian-style San Carlos Hotel was begun in 1927 and completed in 1928. It originally included a penthouse, sun room, card rooms, ballroom and hand-operated elevators, and became a popular mid-town gathering spot for motion picture stars and other celebrities.
 
Erected by Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 33° 27.029′ N, 112° 4.441′ W. Marker is in Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of North Central Avenue and West Monroe Street, on the right when traveling south on North Central Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 North Central Street, Phoenix AZ 85004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
San Carlos Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
2. San Carlos Hotel Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orpheum Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maricopa County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Mary's Basilica (approx. mile away); J. W. Walker/Central Arizona Light & Power Building (approx. mile away); Father Edouard Gerard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rosson House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Carriage House (approx. half a mile away); Chambers Transfer & Storage Company Building (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Phoenix.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Hotel San Carlos. The website of the hotel gives a detailed history of the site. (Submitted on February 18, 2010.) 

2. Hotel San Carlos (Phoenix). Wikipedia article on the Hotel San Carlos. It is both an operating hotel and tourist site. It has been associated with ghost sightings. (Submitted on February 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
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San Carlos Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
3. San Carlos Hotel
This marker is located inside at the elevators.
San Carlos Hotel Lobby image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
4. San Carlos Hotel Lobby
Marker is on wall between elevators
San Carlos Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
5. San Carlos Hotel
San Carlos Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
6. San Carlos Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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