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Santa Rita Hotel, Tucson, Arizona

Farewell to Santa Rita Hotel
"Final demolition of the Santa Rita Hotel downtown started this week.

Humberto Lopez, who owned the hotel since 1979, sold it this summer...

The 100-room Santa Rita Hotel was built in 1904 on land donated by the city. Fifty rooms were added in 1917.

In 1903, the year before the Santa Rita even officially opened, the Arizona Daily Star called it 'the most beautiful hotel in the Arizona Territory.' The hotel was demolished and rebuilt in 1972..."

Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona
August 26, 2009


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