Downtowner

Downtowner (HM14F0)

Location: Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Coconino County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 11.753', W 111° 38.93'

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1921 - 1935

The K.J. Nackard family came to Flagstaff in 1912 and opened a small general store at 106 E. Railroad Avenue. The store was successful. In 1921, Nackard built a home on this property, just a stone's throw from the store.
Soon afterwards, automobile travel began to increase in Flagstaff as Route 66 was created and advertised. Until 1932, when the underpass was built, traffic on Route 66 came by this location, making it a natural place for a motel.
The Nackards converted their home into the first phase of a motel operation. In 1933 they added the "bunkhouse" on the south side of the property, and in 1935, they built the large court wrapping it around the original bungalow.
The collective buildings were known as the Downtowner Motel, and served as one of the largest and best-known Flagstaff lodgings for many years.
Later, as traffic began to bypass the location, the character of the business changed, catering to residential occupants. Purchased in 1989, the Downtowner also became the main office of the new owners Levitan Investment Properties and Services.
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HM NumberHM14F0
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Year Placed1994
Placed ByOwner Levitan Investment Properties and Services and Richard and Sherry Mangum
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 10:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 440933 N 3894958
Decimal Degrees35.19588333, -111.64883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 11.753', W 111° 38.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 11' 45.18" N, 111° 38' 55.80" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff AZ 86001, US
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