Grand Canyon Village in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
Location. 36° 3.454′ N, 112° 8.219′ W. Marker is in Grand Canyon Village, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on El Tovar Road north of Village Loop Drive, in the median. Marker is in the median of the driveway in front of the hotel. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Village Loop Dr, Grand Canyon AZ 86023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Tovar Hotel (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named El Tovar Hotel (within shouting distance of Hopi House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hopi House (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Canyon Depot (about 300 feet away); Verkamp's Curios (about 400 feet away); CCC Legacy (about 600 feet away).
Regarding El Tovar. Excerpt from the National Historic Landmark designation:
El Tovar's significance lies in its eclectic architecture a combination of the Swiss chalet and Norway villa as the promotional brochures boasted and the way in which that transitional architecture bridged the gap between the staid Victorian resort architecture of the late nineteenth century and the rustic architecture later deemed appropriate for the great scenic and natural wonders of the United States. Interlocked with that significance is the building's importance as the Santa Fe Railway's key structure of its "destination resort" at Grand Canyon which dramatically increased tourism and in turn had an indirect bearing on the area's establishment as a national monument in 1908 and a national park 11 years later.
Also see . . . El Tovar Hotel. National Historic Landmark nomination (PDF) and photographs (separate PDF) submitted for the hotel. (Submitted on April 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.