El Tovar Hotel

Also known as: El Tovar
Grand Canyon National Park, Rte. 8A, Grand Canyon, Arizona

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El Tovar Hotel

1. EAST SIDE FROM SOUTHEAST

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

A transitional structure that bridged the gap between Victorian resort architecture of the late 19th century and the rustic architecture later deemed appropriate for the great scenic and natural wonders of the U.S., El Tovar was designed by a Santa Fe Railway staff architect and opened to the public in 1905. Built almost literally on the canyon rim, it became the focal point for the railway's resort at Grand Canyon. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 28, 1987

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 6, 1974
Reference number
74000334
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Swiss Chalet;Norway Villa
Areas of significance
Commerce; Entertainment/Recreation; Architecture
Levels of significance
National; State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Hotel
Current function
Hotel
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1905

Update Log 

  • March 10, 2016: New Street View added by Eric Polk

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