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Florence in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

John Nicholas Saloon and Beer Hall

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
1. John Nicholas Saloon and Beer Hall Marker
Inscription. Designed by prominent Arizona Architect James M. Creighton, this is the oldest standing fired-brick building in Florence. Soon after completion, French-born rancher-farmer John Nicholas moved his saloon to this building in 1889. Tradition has it that Nicholas' patrons were cooled by a steam-powered fan.

Fired-brick buildings became common in Florence after the first brickyard opened in 1886. Typical of the flat-roofed commercial style of architecture popular near the turn of the century, the building has a unique full basement and was originally unpainted.

Listed, National Register of Historic Places
 
Erected 1986 by Town of Florence and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arizona, Historic Florence Walking Tour marker series.
 
Location. 33° 1.978′ N, 111° 23.223′ W. Marker is in Florence, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on East 11th Street near North Baily Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Building is located on the northwest corner of East 11th Street and North Baily Street. Marker faces East 11th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46 East 11th Street, Florence AZ 85132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
2. John Nicholas Saloon and Beer Hall
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nicholas Residence (a few steps from this marker); Elena Llescas House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesus Preciado de Luna/Bernardina Loroņa Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); John Nicholas Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Aquiles Arriola Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Cosgrove House (within shouting distance of this marker); William Clark House (within shouting distance of this marker); Spinas "Rental House" (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Regarding John Nicholas Saloon and Beer Hall. This site is #24 on the self-guided Historic Florence Walking Tour.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
John Nicholas Saloon and Beer Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
3. John Nicholas Saloon and Beer Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 775 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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