Ash Fork in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
“The Famous Esclante Hotel”
On the ground floor of the structure was the lunch room fitted with a circular counter, a large curio shop, newsstand/reading room, and a barber shop. There was also a beautiful crystal chandelier lighted dining room which was somewhat centered within the hotel. The east side of the hotel hosted beautiful gardens.
Ash Fork was an important railroad junction at that time. Passengers and freight bound for central and southern Arizona boarded the trains at the famed Hotel Escalante. Alas, the beautiful hotel was demolished in the ‘70’s. The effort to prevent such a loss failed but will never be forgotten.
Erected by Ash Fork Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1930.
Location. 35° 13.502′ N, 112° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ash Fork AZ 86320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ash Fork, Arizona / The Coming of Route “66” (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Ash Fork (here, next to this marker); Ash Fork Maintenance Camp #1 (approx. 0.4 miles away).
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