Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hassayampa Building


The Vernetta Hotel was originally a hotel specifically built to serve overnight railroad passengers and early day tourists to the Wickenburg area and Castle Hot Springs.  Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, a black businesswoman from the East, contracted one of Arizona's Finest architects at that time, Mr. James Creighton, to design and build the hotel.  The building was heated by nine fireplaces, has a community kitchen and an outdoor barbecue area.  Now know as the Hassayampa Building, it contains offices for Remuda Ranch. (Source: Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce pamphlet)



2 comments:

  1. Lovely building. It was obviously very well built to have lasted so long and still be in use.

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  2. I love that town. It's so charming. This just an example of that.

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