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Hassayampa Hotel
Prescott, Arizona


Description: Hassayampa Hotel
Address: 122 E. Gurley Street,  corner Marina and East Gurley, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona
Type: hotel
Original Client: city of Prescott
Historic Inventory: on National Register of Historic Places
Date: 1927
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Gustavus A. Trost (?)
Dimensions and Orientation: three stories, 67 guest rooms, face east
Budget/Cost: $200,000 for construction; $75,000 for furnishings

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: red brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: renovation completed 1985; the so-called library is an added room

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (L-10) 5 sheets of plans, ink and pencil on tissue, not exactly as built; Ponsford 526, photograph of presentation drawing, not as built
Location of Documentary Photographs: El Paso Public Library: Ponsford 525, East façade; Ponsford 571, front patio and fountain; Ponsford 576, lobby; Ponsford 584, lobby, view towards cashier’s counter; Prescott: Sharlot Hall Museum; authors

Bibliography: (1) Prescott Journal-Miner, Sunday, November 20, 1927, entire front page
(2) Melissa Ruffner Weiner, Prescott, a pictorial history (Virginia Beach, Virginia: The Donning Company, 1981), page 127, illustration of lobby, costs given
(3) Brochure on re-opening of the Hassayampa Inn, 1985 Conceived, written and produced by Jim Vincent and Kitty Pearson Vincent, 1927 Hassayampa Inn, Prescott, Arizona (Prescott, ca. 1985), unnumbered pages include vintage photographs of lobby and exterior, and text includes: lobby ceiling, a veritable masterpiece, is embellished with those marvelous frescos by C.H. Williams.
(4) The Los Angeles Times, December 5, 1926 page 112

Remarks: The film The Zoo Gang (1984) was filmed in Prescott. The exterior of the Hassayampa, especially the clock tower, plays a prominent role.

There was a delay in the building of the hotel sure to the locking up of local funds in two suspended banks. W.D. Tanner of Los Angeles, who operated the Cecil Hotel (Los Angeles) and Imperial Valley (Palm Springs) met with the building committee, offering a proposition to finish the new hotel, which is to have eighty rooms.

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.