Prescott Hotel


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View of the hotel from Cortez Street. Third man from the left is noted as Ira Edwards on the back of the photograph.

Situated on North Cortez Street, the brick building was 3 stories high, contained 57 rooms, and was handsomely furnished. Each room was supplied with electric lights and call bells. There were also bathrooms on each floor with hot and cold water. Additionally, there were baggage and storage rooms on each floor. Two parlors fronted on Cortez Street and connected with verandas from which a magnificent view of the city could be seen. It was a block and a half from the Depot, in the business center of town. 

Murray McInernay, the proprietor of the hotel, had been a deputy in the sheriff’s department and superintendent of the territorial prison. He was jailed for stealing prison property but eventually acquitted. Source: Arizona Miner:  December 5, 1900; May 31, 1900; April 1902; June 1, 1902; January 16, 1903, July 27, 1903.



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