Winslow AZ

Standing on the corner of Winslow AZ, what a fine sight to see, a girl my Lord in a bright red flatbed ford slowing down to take a look at me

Standing on the corner of Winslow AZ, what a fine sight to see, a girl my Lord in a bright red flatbed ford slowing down to take a look at me


We found our way to Winslow, looking for my past, Dad was born there and Grandma and Grandpa were business owners in the early 1900’s. Time seems to have stood still pretty much in this town, which was great luck for me.
Grandma at the corner by the Double Dip Fountain.

Grandma at the corner by the Double Dip Fountain.


When Grandpa passed, Grandma opened a fountain called the Double Dip.. Which according to the 1937 Spring Flagstaff Telephone Directory was on the corner of 2nd and Kinsley Ave, which I believe to now be either of these.
Double Dip?

Double Dip?


Double Dip?

Double Dip?


Not sure…but I did find Dad’s house
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School Mascot...

School Mascot…


So enough of my history… there is a beautiful Hotel there named La Posada “the resting place” Fred Harvey decided to build this grand hotel along the Santa Fe Railroad in the 1920’s. The construction costs alone were in excess of $1,000,000.00 in 1929. Total cost were rumored at $2,000,000.00 which included the grounds and furnishings, in todays world this would be just around $40,000,000.00. Winslow was selected for it’s Northern Arizona location, most things to do there are within a days drive.
Fred Harvey famous for attention to detail and fine furnishing of the Hotels along the Santa Fe, and of course the Harvey Girls, Judy Garland stared in the movie, The Harvey Girls, about these girls.
The Hotel opened May 15th 1930, just after the stock market crash of 1929. The Hotel remained open for just 27 years. It closed for good in 1957, all the beautiful furnishing being auctioned off, and threats for years to come by the railroad to demolish the grand structure.
In 1997 Daniel Lutzick and his wife Tina moved in and started the restructuring of the beauty. It today is a living museum. A must see on your visit to Arizona. I took a few photos to share with you.
Cooled entering the La Pasada

Cooled entering the La Pasada


Entering the courtyard

Entering the courtyard


Courtyard water feature

Courtyard water feature


Beautiful art is around each corner

Beautiful art is around each corner


Entrance back to the hotel.... from courtyard.

Entrance back to the hotel…. from courtyard.


So much to see and no time to stay, our day was long and we had to head out…. next time I will be laying my head to sleep here…. now this grand hotel also has a history of ghost sightings… cant wait! I wonder if there is a supernatural lens for my camera?
Love you Grandma

Love you Grandma

Comments

  1. Karen Leaton says:

    Cousin Sharon? Your Grandma was my Great Aunt Dorothy. Your dad was my dear Uncle Dick. I remember that you were nice, warm and one of my favorite cousins! I haven’t seen you since we were very little. How nice to see these pictures; you need to see Janie’s Scrapbook (Barr, daughter of Bill) . Jane and her son Hans took Uncle Bill to Winslow for a trip down memory lane also. Uncle Bill loved that book. So nice to see this. We need another Family Reunion!

    • I am so happy to see this in my comments….is this Karen of Aunt Pat? How in the world did you find this posting? How did you know it was Grandma Carter…and where the heck are you?

      • Nancy Keeney Pound says:

        Sharon, I am Karen’s sister, Nancy. Yes, Pat’s daughters! I sent this to Karen when I found it whilst hunting down fun family stuff! I love the photo of Aunt Dort leaning on the building and now the one of her holding our darling Uncle Dick, your Dad! I live in Oregon (have since 1974) and now Karen has moved back here too, after a stint in Boise, Idaho. Thank you so much for putting these photos up!!

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