Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected by Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation, Tucson- Pima County Historical Commission, and Arizona Historical Society.
Location. 32° 13.331′ N, 110° 58.018′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is at the intersection of East Congress Street and South 5th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Congress Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Congress Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Toole Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Pacific Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Broadway Boulevard (about 400 feet away); Wyatt Earp Shot Frank Stilwell... (about 600 feet away); Locomotive 1673 (about 700 feet away); Historic Fourth Avenue Underpass (about 700 feet away); Fourth Avenue Underpass (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
More about this marker. Marker is on corner of Congress and 5th Avenue. Entrance to hotel is at 311 East Congress Street
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Article - Hotel Congress. (Submitted on February 7, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
2. Hotel Congress. The official website of the Hotel Congress gives the history of the hotel. (Submitted on February 7, 2010.)
The marker fails to acknowledge the "original" architect of Hotel Congress and whose plans Roy Place followed in the updated building. The 1919 hotel was designed by California architect, Alexander (Alec) Curlett, who was also the architect of the nearby Rialto Theatre, which was an addition to the the now demolished Santa Rita, and the Tucson Warehouse on 6th Street. After the fire (which Dillinger was nowhere near. He was holed up in a nearby house at the time), the decision was made to keep the building to the two stories, probably due to cost.
— Submitted November 23, 2013, by Catherine Cramer of Tucson, Arizona.
There was a mistake in the wording of my addition. Alex Curlett designed the nearby Rialto. He also designed an addition to the now demolished Santa Rita Hotel, which is a separate structure, not an addition to the Rialto. Just wanted that to be clear.
Additional keywords. John Dillinger
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,307 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4. submitted on February 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 7, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.