Location 30 North Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada.
Built in 1946-1947, it opened on December 17, 1947.
Charles Mapes Sr and his wife Gladys bought the parcel and hired the architect F.H.Slocombe of Oakland, Ca, to draw up plans for a luxury hotel influenced by the Art Deco style of New York City's Empire State and Chrysler buildings. Construction was held up by the death of Charles Mapes Sr and the shortage of building materials prompted by the onset of WWII. His son Charles Mapes Jr was able to start the construction in January 1946
It opened on December 17, 1947, with 8 floors of guest rooms, lobby, mezzanine, service floor. The jewel was the 12th floor "Sky Room", with floor to ceiling windows that overlooked the Tuckee River, Virginia Street and
The Reno City council voted on September 1999 to demolish the building, which happened on January 30, 2000
Link with Marilyn
Marilyn's suite at the time she lived there during the production of "The Misfits" in 1960, was at the 6th floor, room #614.
Charles Mapes Jr, the owner, welcomed Marilyn when she arrived in Reno for the shooting, on July 20, 1960
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