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Jerome Historical Society - Jerome, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 34° 45.062 W 112° 06.966
12S E 397844 N 3846000
Quick Description: The second oldest historical society in Arizona in a mining museum that explains the geology and history of the mining industry in the area. It's also home to the Jerome Historical Society.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 5/4/2016 2:43:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMR2XY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
The plaque says, "Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon
The Mine Museum, one of Jerome's oldest commercial buildings, was purchased by J.S. Hoover and A.C. Cordiner from G.A. Stoney in 1896. The building was destroyed in a fire in 1898. An architect from Los Angles built the present building with steel fire shutters which were somehow left open during another fire in 1899 which gutted the interior and damaged the roof. The restored Fashion Saloon was called "the leading sporting house in all Northern Arizona" the motto was "We never sleep". In 1920, Jim Brown and H.L. Fulton dramatically altered the building, and it housed the Yavapai Drug Store, a dry goods store, and the Sprouse Reitz Company. Whitten Printers was downstairs with C.E.C. Whitten as proprietor. In 1953, volunteers, in an effort to save the town, formed the Jerome Historical Society, the second oldest in the state, and officially opened the building as a museum. Various businesses have operated from the basement, but the museum has remained open upstairs since 1953 and was entirely refurbished in 2007.

Funded by the Jerome Historical Society Plaque Project"
Address:
200 Main St Jerome, AZ 86331


Web Address: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation: Not listed

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