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Boulder City in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Boulder Dam Hotel

 
 
The Boulder Dam Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
1. The Boulder Dam Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Boulder Dam Hotel has been part of Boulder City history since its opening in 1933. Designed by Mort Wagner the hotel was built by Paul Stewart "Jim" Webb, Raymond Spilsbury, and Austin Clark. It is located in Cardenas Plaza - known today as Hotel Plaza - one of Boulder City's three original downtown squares.

Expanded in 1934 and 1935, the hotel was acquired by Glover "Roxy" Ruckstell in 1936, and merged into his Grand Canyon - Boulder Dam Tours. This company also included Grand Canyon Airlines, Murk Emery's Lake Mead tour boat concession, exclusive operation of the Boulder City Airport, and was the sole tourist concessionaire in what became the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

During the 1930's and 1940's the hotel hosted the rich and famous. Guests included Bette Davis, Ronald Colman, Boris Karloff, Will Rogers, the Maharaja of Indore, Bank of America founder A. P. Gianini, and Howard Hughes. The hotel fell on hard times after World War II, closing and re-opening several times.

Except for a short period in 1969-73 when it served as a retirement home, the hotel has been an integral part of Boulder City.
 
Erected 2010 by the Queho Posse Chapter 1919, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in
The Boulder Dam Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, November 26, 2010
2. The Boulder Dam Hotel Marker
the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 58.679′ N, 114° 50.201′ W. Marker is in Boulder City, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Arizona Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1305 Arizona Street, Boulder City NV 89005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Puddler's Break (within shouting distance of this marker); “Hitchin’ a Ride” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hoover Dam Turbine Runner (about 700 feet away); Alabam (about 700 feet away); Boulder City, Nevada (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Rag Town Goddess” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frank T. Crowe (approx. ¼ mile away); Hoover Dam Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boulder City.
 
Also see . . .  The Historic Boulder Dam Hotel Museum. The Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, located at the Historic Hotel, tells the story of the Boulder Canyon Project as it was experienced by the men and women who braved the desolation of the Southern Nevada desert to build Hoover Dam and Boulder City. (Submitted on January 8, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Boulder Dam Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
3. The Boulder Dam Hotel Marker
The Boulder Dam Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 28, 2010
4. The Boulder Dam Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 6, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2. submitted on March 1, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   3, 4. submitted on January 6, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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