Murphys Hotel

Also known as: Mitchler Hotel
Main and Algiers Sts., Murphys, California

Photos 

Historic American Buildings Survey V. Covert Martin Collection, Stockton, Calif. Original: 1926 Re- photo: June, 1940 VIEW FROM EAST

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Street View 

Description 

"MITCHLER HOTEL - This is one of the oldest hotels still operating in California. First called the Sperry and Perry Hotel, it was opened by James L. Sperry and John Perry on August 20, 1856. Henry Atwood was its proprietor in 1881 - later, ownership passed to Harvey Blood. Renamed the Mitchler Hotel in 1882, and the Murphys Hotel in 1945 by the McKimins family, it was bought by a College of the Pacific group in 1963." - California Historic Landmark No.267

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 23, 1971
Reference number
71000134
Area of significance
Social History
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Hotel
Current function
Hotel
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1859

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Add historical information
  • January 2, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • May 19, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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