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Flagstaff in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Weatherford Hotel

1898/1899

 
 
Weatherford Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 29, 2012
1. Weatherford Hotel Marker
Inscription. John Weatherford, who was raised in Weatherford, Texas, came to Flagstaff in 1886. He decided to stay here because he fell in love with the San Francisco Peaks at first sight. He tried his hand in several occupations, everything from saloon keeper to livery stable operator. Finally he found his niche in the menís clothing business, operating a “gentsí furnishing” store for many years. He was active in political, social and civic affairs.
In 1898, he built the first part of this building, at 21 N. Leroux Street. His store was on the ground floor and the Weatherford family lived upstairs. In 1899, he added the second portion, at 23 N. Leroux, on the corner. He tied the two halves of the building together and called the unified structure the Weatherford Hotel. It opened for business on January 1, 1900, bringing the Twentieth Century to Flagstaff.
From the time of itís opening, the Weatherford has been a downtown centerpiece. For many years it was the finest hotel in town, and housed such famous guests as Zane Grey, William Randolph Hearst and Theodore Roosevelt.
As it aged, the hotel fell into decline, a situation that became so bad that there was talk of tearing it down in 1974. Henry Taylor bought the grand old building then to prevent its destruction, and since that time he and his wife Sam have been devoted
Weatherford Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 16, 2012
2. Weatherford Hotel Marker
The marker is mounted on the window above the bench.
to restoring it.
 
Erected 1978 by Henry Taylor & Pamela Sam Green, and Richard & Sherry Mangum, and Main Street Foundation.
 
Location. 35° 11.904′ N, 111° 38.929′ W. Marker is in Flagstaff, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on North Leroux Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 North Leroux Street, Flagstaff AZ 86001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Telephone Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Flagstaff's Founding (within shouting distance of this marker); Raymond Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Aubineau Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McMillan Building (about 300 feet away); Coconino Chop House (about 300 feet away); Aubineau / Andreatos Building (about 300 feet away); Babbitt Brothers Building (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Flagstaff.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Weatherford Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 16, 2012
3. Weatherford Hotel
Hotel Weatherford 1897 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 16, 2012
4. Hotel Weatherford 1897
Weatherford Hotel Photograph taken from inside of the restaurant. image. Click for full size.
5. Weatherford Hotel Photograph taken from inside of the restaurant.
Weatherford Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 16, 2012
6. Weatherford Hotel
John Weatherford image. Click for full size.
7. John Weatherford
Photo taken from over the fireplace inside the Weatherford Hotel upstairs ballroom. Thanks to the manager.
Weatherford Hotel upstairs ballroom image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 29, 2012
8. Weatherford Hotel upstairs ballroom
Weatherford Hotel upstairs ballroom image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 29, 2012
9. Weatherford Hotel upstairs ballroom
Weatherford Hotel upstairs ballroom image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 29, 2012
10. Weatherford Hotel upstairs ballroom
Weatherford Hotel upstairs ballroom image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 29, 2012
11. Weatherford Hotel upstairs ballroom
This saloon bar and mantle were rescued from the Palace Saloon in Tombstone, Arizona; refurbished and installed in 1997 per the Weatherford Hotel Manager
Zane Grey image. Click for full size.
September 29, 2012
12. Zane Grey
Photo taken from a picture inside the Weatherford Hotel's stairways.
Weatherford Hotel NRHP Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 16, 2012
13. Weatherford Hotel NRHP Plaque
 
 
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