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Alcazar Hotel, New - Clarksdale, Mississippi
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 34° 12.091 W 090° 34.424
15S E 723554 N 3787161
Quick Description: Historic hotel located in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 2/14/2008 6:11:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM35PB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 48

Long Description:
The New Alcazar Hotel was built in 1915. The building was designed by Charles O. Pfeil in a Classical Revival style. In earlier years the hotel also was the host to the local radio station WROX, a station where many blues artist got their start. While WROX was located at the Alcazar a young boy, Ike Turner, was the elevator operator. He became fascinated by the operation of the radio station and soon at the the age of eight, he began to spin records for the station. This early exposure was Ike Turner's start in his music career.

The building is mostly vacant now with some businesses on the first floor.
Street address:
127 Third St.
Clarksdale, Mississippi


County / Borough / Parish: Coahoma County

Year listed: 1994

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic

Current function: Commerce/Trade, Vacant/No In Use

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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