Ritchford Hotel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 38° 56.397 W 119° 44.864
11S E 261848 N 4313703
This Historic Marker is mounted on the front of The New Rancho Grande Mexican restaurant at 1404 US Highway 395 in Gardnerville, Nevada.
Waymark Code: WMFM48
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 11/02/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 2

The historic Ritchford Hotel, opened in 1896 as a hotel and stage stop, is now a Mexican restaurant.
Marker Title (required): Ritchford Hotel

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1404 Highway 395 Styless Utilitarian Style Opened in 1896 by Mr. and Mrs. William Ritchford, the three-story hotel was a stage stop. A water tower was also built on the site, however it no longer stands. The Ritchford was the most luxurious hotel in town at the turn of the century. It was famous for its wonderful meals and well-kept rooms, and visitors from as far away as San Francisco were highly impressed. An advertisement in the Record-Courier shortly after the turn of the 20th century stated: Ritchford Hotel Excellent Meals and Clean Comfortable Beds Livery and Feed Stable Hay and Grain For Sale Horses Bought and Sold The hotel's livery stables were located in buildings on the south side of the hotel.

County (required): Douglas

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

Other Marker Type (optional): None

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): None

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): Not Listed

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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