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Detroit Copper Company Hotel
Morenci, Arizona

 

Description: Detroit Copper Company Hotel
Other Names: Navajo Hotel; Hotel Morenci
Address: Morenci, Graham County, Arizona
Type: hotel
Original Client: Detroit Copper Company
Date: 1901
Condition: extant; buried under open pit tailings

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Robert E. Rust
Contractors:
Dimensions and Orientation: three stories, 80 feet x 80 feet
Budget/Cost: $30,000

Foundation:
Wall Materials: first story stone faced; others plastered
Roofing Materials: clay tile (?)
Other Materials Used: elaborate staff ornament on front
Remodeling and Additions:

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: (1) Trost & Trost, Architects (El Paso: Trost & Trost, 1907), page 45, front; page 49, photograph of lobby area
(2) Robert Watt, History of Morenci, Arizona, Master of Arts thesis, University of Arizona, 1956, page 51
(3) El Paso Evening Post, February 9, 1929 page 19 appear in a list of hotels done by Trost & Trost
(4) El Paso Herald, December 20, 1901 page 10 ‘Arizona Spending Much Money on Fine Buildings’

Remarks: Watt, cited above, states that the lower floor included a bank and a post office. There was a banquet room for 200, and the guest rooms accommodated 50.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990.