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El Cortez Hotel
Hotel in 2012
|Location||239 W. 2nd St., Reno, Nevada|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||George A. Ferris & Son|
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|NRHP reference #||84002078|
|Added to NRHP||June 13, 1984|
The El Cortez Hotel, at 239 W. 2nd St. in Reno, Nevada, is a historic Art Deco-style hotel that was designed by Reno architects George A. Ferris & Son and was built in 1931. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
It was deemed significant as a fine example of Art Deco architecture and of the work of the Ferris firm. Seven stories tall, it was the tallest building in Nevada until the completion of Reno's Mapes Hotel in 1947. It is decorated with low-relief terra cotta work. The Trocadero Casino was located inside the El Cortez from 1941 to 1951. For many years, the El Cortez still served as a hotel.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- Ana Koval and Patricia Lawrence-Dietz (August 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: El Cortez Hotel". National Park Service. and accompanying four photos from 1983
- Bryan, Eric (March 2012). "Ferris and His Big Wheel". Nevada Magazine. Archived from the original on 2017-10-07. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
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