Flagstaff in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In 1898, he built the first part of this building, at 21 N. Leroux Street. His store was on the ground floor and the Weatherford family lived upstairs. In 1899, he added the second portion, at 23 N. Leroux, on the corner. He tied the two halves of the building together and called the unified structure the Weatherford Hotel. It opened for business on January 1, 1900, bringing the Twentieth Century to Flagstaff.
From the time of itís opening, the Weatherford has been a downtown centerpiece. For many years it was the finest hotel in town, and housed such famous guests as Zane Grey, William Randolph Hearst and Theodore Roosevelt.
As it aged, the hotel fell into decline, a situation that became so bad that there was talk of tearing it down in 1974. Henry Taylor bought the grand old building then to prevent its destruction, and since that time he and his wife Sam have been devoted
Erected 1978 by Henry Taylor & Pamela Sam Green, and Richard & Sherry Mangum, and Main Street Foundation.
Location. 35° 11.904′ N, 111° 38.929′ W. Marker is in Flagstaff, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on North Leroux Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 North Leroux Street, Flagstaff AZ 86001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Telephone Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Flagstaff's Founding (within shouting distance of this marker); Raymond Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Aubineau Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McMillan Building (about 300 feet away); Coconino Chop House (about 300 feet away); Aubineau / Andreatos Building (about 300 feet away); Babbitt Brothers Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flagstaff.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings •
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