La Fonda Hotel

La Fonda Hotel Santa Fe New Mexico

Stock #: 30502
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico (NM)
County: Santa Fe
Publisher: Curt Teich & Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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At the End of the Santa Fe Trail "La Fonda" (Spanish for "The Inn") was the name applied to the ancient adobe hostelry which stood at this corner, and where arrivals in early days found welcome after the journey over the Indian and bandit infested Santa Fe Trail. With the coming of the railroad, "The Inn" declined in patronage, became used for other purposes, and much of it burned. The beginning of the present edifice was built by public subscription of the citizens of Santa Fe. Later it was taken over and greatly enlarged by the Fred Harvey Company. Its exterior is a perpetuation in steel and concrete of the ancient Santa Fe architecture, while the interior, decorated along Indian and Spanish lines, is a thoroughly modern and comfortable hotel.
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