28 July 2009

Last remnant of a fabulous Tucson hotel ~

On the site of what is now Tucson's El Con Mall stood the luxurious El Conquistador Hotel (built in 1928). This water tower is across the street from the original hotel's site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The hotel was designed by Annie Rockfellow, Arizona's first registered female architect and the 2nd woman to graduate from MIT. The tower's design is attributed to Roy Place. A weather vane depicting a miner and his trusty donkey tops the tower.

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