Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grand Canyon National Park in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

El Tovar Hotel

Begun 1903, Completed 1905

 
 
El Tovar Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2010
1. El Tovar Hotel Marker
Inscription.  Named for Don Pedro de Tovar, the first European to visit the Hopi Indian villages in 1540, the hotel was constructed by Hopi Indian craftsmen at a cost of $250,000 employing logs shipped by train from Oregon and native Kaibab Limestone. The El Tovar Hotel has been host to thousands of visitors since its dedication in 1905 and is operated by the National Parks Division of Fred Harvey, Inc. The El Tovar Hotel has been listed in the Historical Registry of the United States since September 6, 1974.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is September 6, 1862.
 
Location. 36° 3.457′ N, 112° 8.234′ W. Marker is in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is adjacent to the entrance to the El Tovar Hotel, off Village Loop Drive in Grand Canyon Village. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named El Tovar Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker);
El Tovar Hotel National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2010
2. El Tovar Hotel National Historic Landmark Marker
On grassy island about 75 feet east of hotel entrance
Click or scan to see
this page online
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 400 feet away); Verkamp's Curios (about 400 feet away); CCC Legacy (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Canyon National Park.
 
Also see . . .  Harvey Houses. Biography of Fred Harvey and historical information on the Fred Harvey Company. (Submitted on January 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
El Tovar Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2010
3. El Tovar Hotel Marker
On wall to right of doorway
El Tovar Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2010
4. El Tovar Hotel
Looking west
El Tovar Hotel Porch image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., http://www
5. El Tovar Hotel Porch
El Tovar Hotel, South Rim, Grand Canyon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 25, 2002
6. El Tovar Hotel, South Rim, Grand Canyon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,301 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 5, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on January 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=39477

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
Paid Advertisements
 
 

Aug. 7, 2022