“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Calexico in Imperial County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Hotel De Anza

Hotel De Anza Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, December 15, 2012
1. Hotel De Anza Marker
Inscription. The Hotel De Anza was opened on May 28, 1931 by Will R. Conway, an experienced hotelman. The $48,000 cost was partly financed by Calexico citizens. It was opened with a big celebration after being built in only four month. The hotel featured three dance floors, inlaid tile, an innovative air conditioning system and plumbing for ice water. Hotel De Anza was frequented by Hollywood celebrities gambling in Mexico during prohibition in the USA. Following the end of prohibition in 1933 the hotel eventually fell into disrepair. In 1966 it was purchased by rancher Harold H. Johnson and his wife Alice who restored its charm. In 1997 it was converted to a residential and office complex.
Erected 2000 by Imperial County, City of Calexico, Chelsea Investment Company and E Clampus Vitus, Squibob Chapter.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 32° 40.14′ N, 115° 29.735′ W. Marker is in Calexico, California, in Imperial County. Marker is on East Fourth Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 East Fourth Street, Calexico CA 92231, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker
Hotel De Anza Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, December 15, 2012
2. Hotel De Anza Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Calexico Carnegie Library (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Salvation (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Inspection Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Camacho's Place and Café (approx. 7.3 miles away); Site of Rancho El Tecolote (approx. 10 miles away); Harold Bell Wright (approx. 10 miles away); McConnell Ranch (approx. 10.6 miles away); Imperial Valley Veterans' Memorial (approx. 10.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Calexico.
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
Hotel De Anza Lobby Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, December 15, 2012
3. Hotel De Anza Lobby
Hotel De Anza Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, December 15, 2012
4. Hotel De Anza
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 504 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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