Gallup in McKinley County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Scenic Byways Trail
White Café (1928)
100 West Historic Highway 66
Gallup's corner sites continued with construction of the hospitable angled-corner doorways. The White Café, built in 1928 catered to auto travelers on Route 66 by providing quality and quick service as well as free road maps. However, the billboard attracted Santa Fe Railroad passengers. Street light installation shortly followed during this same time period.
Drake Hotel (1919)
216 East Historic Highway 66
The Hotel, also known as the Henry Hotel, was built during Gallup's second coal boom. The upstairs was considered the finest hotel in Gallup because it provided showers, steam heat and an enclosed garage for its patrons. At one
Rex Hotel (1900)
300 West Historic Highway 66
As with other early hotels, the first floor was used for commercial space while the guest rooms occupied the second floor. In its later years the hotel population included "ladies of the night" and their guests. Today the building has been adapted as a Museum chronicling Gallup's early history.
Erected by Federal Highway Administration (America's Byways) and the City of Gallup.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the U.S. Route 66 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
Location. 35° 31.736′ N, 108° 44.462′ W. Marker is in Gallup, New Mexico, in McKinley County. Marker can be reached from New Mexico Route 118 east of South 1st Street. Marker is in a city parking lot with seven other markers. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 US Rte 66, Gallup NM 87301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kitchen's Opera House (here, next to this marker); Gallup's Brief History (a few steps from this marker); Inter-Tribal Indian CeremonialMain Street USA (a few steps from this marker); CN Cotton Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Navajo Code Talkers (within shouting distance of this marker); Balloon Rally (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coal Car (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallup.
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