Tubbs Hill in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is named after Tony Tubbs, a German immigrant and prominent figure in the early history of the city after its incorporation in the late 19th century.
Tubbs opened one of the Coeur d’Alene’s first hotels and acquired a tract of land on the lakefront that included the north and west faces of what became Tubbs Hill.
He mapped the land into blocks, with plans to sell parcels for residential development. But the hill’s steep gradient and rocky ground made it an unattractive proposition for building and it largely went undeveloped. Today, Tubbs Hill is part of a 165-acre public park and natural area owned and maintained by the City of Coeur d’Alene