Plaza Hotel

230 N. Plaza, Las Vegas, New Mexico

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Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in April 2009

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Built in 1882, the Plaza Hotel embodied the ambitions of local businessmen, led by Beningno Romero, to create the finest hotel in the territory. Romero and his compatriots formed the Las Vegas Hotel and Improvement Company in 1880 with the express purpose of erecting a hotel that would not only house visitors coming to town via the railroad but also would serve as an expression of themselves and their community. Well known guests include silent film producer Romaine Fielding in 1913-14 and the 1960s-era political faction called the Mama Lucy Gang. Today the hotel is owned by Plaza Partnership, Ltd., and its restoration sparked interest in the preservation of the historic town center. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

Update Log 

  • June 19, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • July 27, 2010: Added by Rick Mattioni

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