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Hotel Clovis

Clovis NM United States

Construction Dates
Floor Count10
Units / Rooms114
Building Uses
 - hotel
 - unused
Structural Types
 - lowrise
Architectural Style
 - art deco
 - steel
 - terra cotta
 - brick

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Main roof105 ftSanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Architect: Robert Merrill
Opened: October 20, 1931

Once known as the Skyscraper of the Plains; it was the tallest building between Albuquerque and Dallas at the time of construction.

Each room had hot and cold running water, a telephone, and an overstuffed Murphy bed. The Hotel Clovis had the first elevator in southeastern New Mexico. Radio station KICA broadcasted from the first floor.

The ballroom guests included Louis Armstrong, Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Ronald Reagan and Hank Williams.

The hotel closed when Santa Fe Railroad discontinued passenger service to Clovis in the early 1980's.

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