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Hesperia in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Hesperia Hotel Granite Stones

 
 
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By Craig Baker, February 7, 2021
1. Hesperia Hotel Marker
Inscription.  These three granite stones were part of the foundation of possibly the High Deserts’ greatest landmark. The Hesperia Hotel was built in the late 1880's. This magnificent Hotel stood as a skyscraper at the corner of Hesperia Road and Spruce for near 75 years. It closed in 1926 as Route 66 was officially opened. The Mother Road rerouted traffic in a straight line from Cajon Summit to Victorville, instead of through Hesperia and the Old Government Road to Victorville. When it was realized in later years that those red bricks the hotel was constructed from were un-fired adobe clay and that the structure could not be reinforced for earthquakes, a very sad decision was made. The Hotel was burned and bulldozed to the ground in 1960.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 25.317′ N, 117° 18.359′ W. Marker is in Hesperia, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Main Street just east of 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
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By Craig Baker, February 7, 2021
2. Hesperia Hotel Marker
Located at the Harrison Exhibit Center history museum, open Mon & Wed 9-1. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16367 Main St, Hesperia CA 92345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walters Store & House (approx. ¼ mile away); Hesperia Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hesperia Train Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Brown Road Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old School House (approx. half a mile away); Original Water Supply Ditch (approx. 0.9 miles away); Original Hesperia Beginnings (approx. 2.4 miles away); Holcomb Valley Road (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hesperia.
 
Also see . . .  Harrison Exhibit Center Museum. The history museum website includes links to information about 15 historical markers in Hesperia. (Submitted on February 8, 2021.) 
 
Hesperia Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 7, 2021
3. Hesperia Hotel Marker
Harrison Exhibit Center Museum image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 7, 2021
4. Harrison Exhibit Center Museum
Built in 1926, it’s the third oldest building in Hesperia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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