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Title
El Mirador Hotel - Mike Roberts
Contributing Institution
Sacramento Public Library
Collection
Sacramento Room Postcards
Rights Information
This image may be protected by Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.). Copyright restrictions applying to the reproduction and use of this image are available from the Sacramento Public Library.
Description
The first major hotel built in downtown Sacramento since 1930, the El Mirador opened Deecember 5, 1957 at a cost of 1.8 million dollars under the ownership of builder-investor Fred Kaiser. Troubles early on forced the sale of "Sacramento's Luxury Hotel of tomorrow overlooking Capitol Park" to a partnership of San Francisco investors in 1959 who planned on adding a wing to accomodate a new dining area and guest rooms. Modern touches included individually controlled heating and air conditioning, piped-in music and television, subterranean parking and drive-in registration, but the El Mirador faltered and in 1969 it was sold to the Cosmopolitan Hotel Corporation of Spokane, Washington. The structure was razed in 1975, and the corner of 13th and N is currently occupied by Park Place Senior Community and may house older residents with memories of the El Mirador and its Sky Room from the glory days.
Type
Image
Format
3.5 x 5.5 in.
Identifier
BBSAC449
http://sacroom.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15248coll2/id/1221
Subject
Signage
Hotels and Motels
Business Enterprises

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