Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Hotel El Granada
The developers of the Ocean Shore Railroad catered free lunches at the hotel to attract vacationing families and home site buyers to Granada. "Jewel of the Coast" lots sold for $250 to $1000. After the demise of the railroad in 1920, the hotel hit hard times.
During Prohibition years, the hotel gained notoriety as a speakeasy. In later years the hotel became a dormitory for a local girls camp. Fire destroyed the hotel El Granada May 25, 1954. The two nearby steps remain to mark its entrance.
Erected 2004 by Dirk Muyskens and Jim Gordon.
Location. 37° 30.192′ N, 122° 28.3′ W. Marker is in Half Moon Bay, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue Balboa and Avenue Alhambra, on the right when traveling north on Avenue Balboa. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 Avenue Balboa, El Granada CA 94018, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Ocean Shore R.R. and Granada (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Granada's Burnham Plan (about 700 feet away); In Memorial to the Commercial Fisherman Lost at Sea (approx. 0.6 miles away); Miramar Beach Restaurant (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Moss Beach Distillery (approx. 2½ miles away); First Concrete Bridge Erected in San Mateo Co (approx. 3½ miles away); Zaballa House (approx. 3½ miles away); "The Determination of One Man" (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Half Moon Bay.
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