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Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Painted Desert Inn

 
 
Painted Desert Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
1. Painted Desert Inn Marker
Inscription.
Painted Desert Inn
Has been designated a
National
Historical Landmark

This site possesses National Significance
in Commemorating the
History of the United States of America

1987

 
Erected by National Park Services.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 35° 5.018′ N, 109° 47.311′ W. Marker is in Holbrook, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Petrified Forest Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located at Kachina Point, 1.8 Miles North of North Entrance Station of Petrified Forest National Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: Petrified Forest Road, Holbrook AZ 86025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Badlands (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Desert Vistas (approx. mile away); Painted Desert / Finding Fossils (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Gap in the Geologic Record (approx. 1.1 miles away); Painted Desert Community Complex Historic District
Painted Desert Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
2. Painted Desert Inn Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Early Explorers (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Painted Desert (approx. 1.6 miles away); Route 66 (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Holbrook.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Painted Desert Inn and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
3. Painted Desert Inn and Marker
Entrance Doors to Rooms image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
4. Entrance Doors to Rooms
Painted Desert Inn - Peek a boo! image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
5. Painted Desert Inn - Peek a boo!
Need a room for the night? Half of these six rooms along the west wall were originally guestrooms for visitors, complete with mirror, sink, bunkbed, and fireplace. Staff stayed in the other three rooms.

Starting in 1950, the rooms all became onsite quarters for the Fred Harvey Company employees. A head Harvey Girl acted as watchful den mother to ensure proper conduct. This room was occupied by Rachel Ramirez (photo below and right) and a second Girl. Harvey Girl Rachel Ramirez stands outside quarters, 1950s.
Interior image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
6. Interior
Interior image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
7. Interior
Exterior image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
8. Exterior
View of Painted Desert image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
9. View of Painted Desert
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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