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Winslow in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

La Posada Hotel

- 1930 -

 
 
La Posada Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 2, 2010
1. La Posada Hotel Marker
Inscription.
La Posada was the last of the great
Fred Harvey/Santa Fe Railway hotels.
This is the masterpiece of
Mary Jane Colter
considered by many to be
the greatest of all
Southwestern architects.

La Posada is on the National and State Registers of Historic Places.
 
Location. 35° 1.284′ N, 110° 41.702′ W. Marker is in Winslow, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker can be reached from East 2nd Street / Old U.S. Route 66 Eastbound (Arizona Route 66) west of Interstate 40. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 East 2nd Street, Winslow AZ 86047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Standin' on the Corner Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Winslow Bridge (approx. one mile away); Sunset Crossing (approx. one mile away); Remembrance Garden (approx. 1.2 miles away); Brigham City (approx. 1.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is beyond the entry, over the bridge and attached to the right hand wall of the vestibule door.
 
Also see . . .
1. The La Posada Web Page. (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
La Posada Hotel Marker, Right Wall of Hotel Vestibule image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 2, 2010
2. La Posada Hotel Marker, Right Wall of Hotel Vestibule

2. Mary Colter Wikipedia Entry. (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
 
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La Posada Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 2, 2010
3. La Posada Hotel
Looking South toward the hotel main entrance from the driveway/parking area.
La Posada Entrance Walkway - A modern wrought-iron gate image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 2, 2010
4. La Posada Entrance Walkway - A modern wrought-iron gate
Current owners, Allan Affelt and artist Tina Mion have made La Posada a center of Southwest art, supporting guests artists to display their talents.
Photo of Note from Lobby Display Regarding Wought Iron Artist John Suttman image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 2, 2010
5. Photo of Note from Lobby Display Regarding Wought Iron Artist John Suttman
La Posada Hotel Original Wrought Iron Vestibule Lamp image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 2, 2010
6. La Posada Hotel Original Wrought Iron Vestibule Lamp
Main Entry Hall image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 2, 2010
7. Main Entry Hall
La Posada Hotel Check In Desk image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 2, 2010
8. La Posada Hotel Check In Desk
You must pass through the Trading Post to arrive at the check in desk - a thoughtful Fred Harvey touch.
La Posada Trading Post image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 2, 2010
9. La Posada Trading Post
In addition to tourist swag for every taste and income level, there are lots of fine southwest art and handcrafted pieces for sale.
You Never Know What You'll Find When Traveling Old Route 66 image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 2, 2010
10. You Never Know What You'll Find When Traveling Old Route 66
This particular find is a nicely restored 1950's Kaiser
Sign at West End of Parking Lot for La Posada Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 20, 2010
11. Sign at West End of Parking Lot for La Posada Hotel
Signifying that the hotel is located on the Historic Route 66.
Mary Colter's masterpiece, La Posada was one of the last great railroad hotels and known as one of the fanciest on Route 66.
Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,091 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on July 8, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   11. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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