Monday, December 3, 2007

Weatherford Hotel

The front of the Weatherford Hotel on a Fall day. As you can see from the historic photo on their website, the hotel facade hasn't changed much in the last 100 years. On New Year's Eve, the city holds an event where a huge pine cone is lowered from the top of the Weatherford to the street and is timed to reach street level right at midnight. I guess it's supposed to be a Flagstaff version of the ball-drop at Times Square in New York. It's a little hokey, but it gives you something to do downtown.

3 comments:

Jim said...

It looks like a beautiful hotel. I can only imagine what it was like to stay there 100 years ago.

Randy said...

I love the Pinecone drop. It think its cool. Nice photo.

Anonymous said...

Jim H. ask:
What was the date in 1929 of the fire that destroyed the hotel.
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