Hotel Alvarado

Hotel Alvarado (HMUKF)

Location: Albuquerque, NM 87102 Bernalillo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 5.014', W 106° 38.879'

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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 looking 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 them 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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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 2:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 349764 N 3883552
Decimal Degrees35.08356667, -106.64798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 5.014', W 106° 38.879'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 5' 0.84" N, 106° 38' 52.74" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 134-168 1st St SW, Albuquerque NM 87102, US
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