In 1907, Hotel Gadsden was built in Douglas, Arizona.
It is a warm combination of carmel colored marble columns, Tiffany stained glass skylights and murals, shamelessly gilded in Art Nouveau motifs that celebrates the wealth of Bisbee copper and the Douglas smelter.
Influences include Mexican ceramic tiles and murals, antique furnishings, and old phone booths. The original switchboard is still found behind the front desk.
The Gadsden Hotel is an understated masterpiece that combines architecture, art and comfort with southwestern images of Cochise County. It is both nostalgic and historical.
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