Hotel Alvarado
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 35° 05.014 W 106° 38.879
13S E 349764 N 3883551
Quick Description: Marker is just to the left of the entrance to the Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2011 5:02:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMCTFA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Geo Ferret
Views: 6

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Hotel Alvarado
Hotel Alvarado was constructed in 1902 and demolished in 1970 in spite of local efforts to preserve it. The hotel and depot complex, shown in this 1908 photograph look west, was designed by Santa Fe Railroad architect Charles Whittlesey in California Mission Revival style. The hotel was named for Hernando de Alvarado of the Coronado Expedition of 1540. The hotel was the site of the Fred Harvey Restaurant and Indian Building. Mary J. Colter designed the interior using regional artifacts and Indian motifs.
One of the nation's most distinctive railroad hotels, The Alvarado was for several decades the social and political center of Albuquerque. The hotel was described by one affectionate traveler as "one of the last of the Harvey Houses and the most beautiful of the all, with old gray stucco and the turquoise trim, its cool courts and shady patios inviting siesta, its Indian museum packed with old Pueblo artifacts, its slow heartbeat of the coming and going of the Santa Fe trains."
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