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

“The Famous Esclante Hotel”

 
 
“The Famous Esclante Hotel” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 8, 2010
1. “The Famous Esclante Hotel” Marker
Inscription. The hotel opened March 1, 1907, and was built of steel and concrete in the Mission Style of Spanish architecture. The hotel covered a space of 420 X 200. Cost was approximately $115,000.

On the ground floor of the structure was the lunch room fitted with a circular counter, a large curio shop, newsstand/reading room, and a barber shop. There was also a beautiful crystal chandelier lighted dining room which was somewhat centered within the hotel. The east side of the hotel hosted beautiful gardens.

Ash Fork was an important railroad junction at that time. Passengers and freight bound for central and southern Arizona boarded the trains at the famed Hotel Escalante. Alas, the beautiful hotel was demolished in the 70s. The effort to prevent such a loss failed but will never be forgotten.

Ash Fork Historical Society
Formed 1997

 
Erected by Ash Fork Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 13.502′ N, 112° 29.113′ W. Marker is in Ash Fork, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is at the intersection of Lewis Avenue (Business Route 40) and 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on Lewis Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ash Fork AZ 86320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
“The Famous Esclante Hotel” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 8, 2010
2. “The Famous Esclante Hotel” Marker
This marker is located on the left, the Ash Fork marker (plaque) is in the center and the Ash Fork, Arizona - Founded 1882 / The Coming of Route "66" marker is located on the right
At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ash Fork, Arizona / The Coming of Route “66” (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Ash Fork (here, next to this marker); Ash Fork Maintenance Camp #1 (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Esclante Hotel. A photo from the Sharlot Hall Museum Website. (Submitted on July 24, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 

2. Hotel Esclante. A photo from the Sharlot Hall Museum website. (Submitted on July 24, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
Credits displayed under photo:
H-2409 The Escalante, Ash Fork, Arizona - Copyright Fred Harvey

Note different spelling of name
“The Famous Esclante Hotel” image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 25, 2010
4. “The Famous Esclante Hotel”
Looking East from the former loading and unloading platform of the Escalante Hotel
“The Famous Esclante Hotel” image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 25, 2010
5. “The Famous Esclante Hotel”
Looking west down the former loading and unloading platform for the Hotel Escalante.
“The Famous Escalante Hotel” image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 25, 2010
6. “The Famous Escalante Hotel”
Looking north from the hotel site. The area beyond the present day tracks is an old maintenance area with many foundations and remnants of past activities, including the water tank.
An Image of the Escalante Post Card Published by the Fred Harvey Corporation image. Click for full size.
7. An Image of the Escalante Post Card Published by the Fred Harvey Corporation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 785 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   7. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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