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Tombstone in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Grand Hotel

Opened in 1880

 
 
The Grand Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
1. The Grand Hotel Marker
Inscription. In September of 1880 a new adobe structure, the Grand Hotel, opened for business. It boasted all the luxury and comfort that 1880 had to offer. It displayed Brussels carpets, a black walnut baluster, walnut furniture and rare oil paintings. John Behan was a bartender here and it quickly became the Cowboys hangout. Among it's clients were the Clantons and McLaurys. The hotel burned in the 1882 fire that left only the adobe walls standing. After the fire a new building was erected that housed three businesses, two on the first floor and one in the basement. In May of 1924, a fire wiped out most of the structure. When it was rebuilt, the old adobe façade became a functional part of the structure. In the 1970s it became "Big Nose Kate's Saloon". Charred wood beams, charred adobe walls and arches from yester-year remain a part of the structure.
 
Erected 2005 by Tombstone Restoration Commission. (Marker Number 20.)
 
Location. 31° 42.749′ N, 110° 3.996′ W. Marker is in Tombstone, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is on East Allen Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 417 East Allen Street, Tombstone AZ 85638, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The Grand Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
2. The Grand Hotel Marker
Marker is at the far right.
walking distance of this marker. Campbell & Hatch Saloon and Billiard Parlor (a few steps from this marker); Owl Cafe and Tourist Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); City Marshall Virgil Earp (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oriental Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Can Can Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); Cochise County Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rose Tree (about 300 feet away); M. Calisher General Store (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tombstone.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Tombstone - 1880. Opening of the Grand Hotel, September 9, 1880. From the Tombstone Epitaph. (Submitted on October 19, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Big Nose Kate's image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
3. Big Nose Kate's
Plaque to the right of entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
4. Plaque to the right of entrance.
Registered
Tombstone Historic District
Big Nose Kate's
Once the Grand Hotel an original building. Through these doors walked the most famous and notorious people of the 1880 era.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 828 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the charred beams, adobe walls and arches. • Can you help?
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