6th Avenue Hotel-Windsor Hotel

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6th Avenue Hotel - Windsor Hotel
PX-6th Ave. Windsor Hotel-1875.jpg
The New Windsor Hotel
6th Avenue Hotel-Windsor Hotel is located in Arizona
6th Avenue Hotel-Windsor Hotel
6th Avenue Hotel-Windsor Hotel is located in the US
6th Avenue Hotel-Windsor Hotel
Location546 W. Adams Street Phoenix, Arizona
Coordinates33°27′56″N 112°4′37″W / 33.46556°N 112.07694°W / 33.46556; -112.07694Coordinates: 33°27′56″N 112°4′37″W / 33.46556°N 112.07694°W / 33.46556; -112.07694
Arealess than one acre
Built1893
Architectural styleVictorian
NRHP reference #85002041[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 4, 1985

The 6th Avenue Hotel - Windsor Hotel, now known as the New Windsor Hotel, is the only 19th century hotel which is still in use in the Phoenix, Arizona, original town-site. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

History[edit]

In 1881, Phoenix was incorporated as a city. One of the first of several important events which revolutionized the economy of Phoenix was the establishment of a railroad system in the 1880s. Phoenix thus became the most important trade center in Arizona. In 1888, the city offices were moved into a new City Hall, at Washington Street and Central Avenue and in 1889, the territorial capital was moved from the town of Prescott to Phoenix.[2] When the territorial capital was moved from Prescott to Phoenix in 1889 the temporary territorial offices were also located in City Hall.

The need for the establishment of hotels and living quarters was apparent. In 1893, Phoenix pioneer and businessman A.D. Walsh had a hotel built in the corner of what is now known as 6th Avenue and Adams Street and named it the 6th Avenue Hotel. The proper address of the building, which originally was a two-story brick Victorian styled structure, is 546 W. Adams Street.[3][4]

In 1925, the hotel was renamed the Windsor Hotel. In the 1930s the Windsor went through a remodeling process in which a third story was added. The third story brick structure has a stucco facade on the south and west walls. A front brick addition with casement windows mixed the Victorian architecture with a modern facade. In the 1950s, it was finally renamed the "New" Windsor Hotel.[3][4]

No longer used as a hotel, it is now a low cost haven for the elderly poor in downtown Phoenix.[4]

National Register of Historic Places[edit]

The Windsor Hotel was added to National Register of Historic Places on September 4, 1985, and its reference number is 85002041. It is listed as the "6th Avenue Hotel-Windsor Hotel" also known as "47-9' According to the NRHP, the period of significance was 1875–1899.[5]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Other historic Phoenix structures in Phoenix

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Phoenix: History". City-Data.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Phoenix: Nineteenth Century Architecture". Survey by Woodward Architectural Group, June 1991
  4. ^ a b c [1]
  5. ^ National Register of Historic Places