|Ad for Hayden Hotel|
Phoenix Arizona Republican, August 4, 1895
Location: Tempe, Arizona, USA
Opened/Closed: Around 1895
Most of the ladies hotels I have identified have been located in the eastern United States, especially in New York City.
This appears to be one of the exceptions. Note the above ad from an 1895 Arizona newspaper:
MRS. M. E. SPOONER, proprietress of the Hayden Hotel has a most delightful home for ladies stopping in Tempe as well as gentlemen. The only ladies hotel in Tempe.
And though I have done a little digging, I can't uncover much more than that. I did find out that Hayden is a prominent name in Tempe history--Charles Hayden is generally credited with founding the town, and the Hayden family has continued to play a leading role politically and economically since then. And though I have found references to all things Hayden, I have not found any reference to a hotel as such. Nor have I figured out who (Mrs.) M. E. Spooner might have been.
However, the old Charles Trumbull Hayden house, which was built in 1873, still stands. And it is said that for a time it functioned as a boarding house. Could this have been the old Hayden Hotel as advertised in 1895?
|Hayden House today|