Historic Route 66 - Hotel La Fonda - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 41.210 W 105° 56.280
13S E 415126 N 3949619
Quick Description: 'Route 66' passed through, the center of Santa Fe, following the old Santa Fe Trail until 1937. La Fonda an American Historic Hotel, has been a must visit icon for many travellers on the historic trails passing through Santa Fe.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 7/17/2014 1:47:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMM41H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The La Fonda has Pueblo-style architecture, is the tallest building in Santa Fe, the Capitol City of New Mexico.
In 1925, the hotel was purchased by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and operated as one of the famed Harvey Houses.

"La Fonda is a Santa Fe landmark, just steps away from history and art museums, a variety of galleries and shops, historic churches and, of course, the Plaza. The historic inn’s Pueblo-style architecture features thick wood beams, latilla ceilings and carved corbels. Special touches such as hand-crafted chandeliers, tin and copper lighting fixtures, and colorful tiles add character and charm. Beautiful hand-carved and hand-painted furniture and displays by local artists create a rich ambience. La Fonda has always been a local gathering spot and a hub of activity. World War II journalist Ernie Pyle wrote, “You could go there any time of day and see a few artists in the bar…a goateed gentleman from Austria or a maharajah from India or a New York broker… You never met anyone anywhere except at La Fonda.” (visit link)

Historic Hotels Web Site: (visit link)

Contact Information:
Street Address:
100 East San Francisco Street.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Historic route 66.

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