Hotel Monte Sano

Hotel Monte Sano (HMIHM)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35801 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 44.589', W 86° 32.008'

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"Monte Sano" - Spanish for "Mountain of Health"

Site of Hotel Monte Sano, built in 1887 by the North Alabama Improvement Company with the assistance of Michael and James O'Shaughnessy. The 233-room hotel opened on June 1, 1887 and served as a health resort and haven for famous visitors including Helen Keller, the Vanderbilts, and the Astors. Guests arrived via the "Tally Ho" stagecoach or the Monte Sano Railway, which served the mountain community. The hotel closed in 1900, and the W.W. Garth family later purchased it for their summer retreat. It was demolished for salvage in 1944. All that remains of the hotel is the brick chimney.
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 1:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 542704 N 3844659
Decimal Degrees34.74315000, -86.53346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.589', W 86° 32.008'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 35.34" N, 86° 32' 0.48" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 41-47 Old Chimney Rd SE, Huntsville AL 35801, US
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