Alcazar Hotel (Cleveland Heights, Ohio)

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This article is about the Alcazar Hotel. For the former hotel in St. Augustine, Florida, see Lightner Museum.
Alcazar Hotel
Cleveland Heights Landmark
The Alcazar Hotel, at the corner of Surrey Rd. and Derbyshire Rd.
Alcazar Hotel (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) is located in Ohio
Alcazar Hotel (Cleveland Heights, Ohio)
Location Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Coordinates 41°30′9.34″N 81°35′35.49″W / 41.5025944°N 81.5931917°W / 41.5025944; -81.5931917Coordinates: 41°30′9.34″N 81°35′35.49″W / 41.5025944°N 81.5931917°W / 41.5025944; -81.5931917
Built 1923
Architect Fischer & Jirouch and Harry Jeffery & Son[1]
Architectural style Spanish Colonial Revival, Moorish Revival[2]
Governing body Western Reserve Residences[2]
NRHP Reference # 79001805[1]
Added to NRHP 17 April 1979[1]

The Alcazar Hotel is a registered historic building in the Cedar-Fairmount district of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, listed in the National Register on 1979-04-17. The hotel was built in 1923 in the Spanish-Moorish style, based on hotels such as the Alcazar and Ponce de León in St. Augustine, Florida. The interior courtyard, with a covered arcade, is decorated with colored glazed tiles and a central fountain. The architect was Harry T. Jeffery; sculpture was done by Fischer and Jirouch. Prominent guests included Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Mary Martin, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Lupe Velez and Johnny Weissmueller.

In 1963, the hotel was sold and partially converted into a retirement home, with the remainder still as a hotel. The Alcazar Hotel is also a Cleveland Heights Landmark.[2]

Historic uses[edit]

  • Multiple Dwelling
  • Hotel


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 30 June 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c "Alcazar Hotel". The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Case Western Reserve University. 25 May 2003. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 

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