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Cobre Valley Center for the Arts

 
 
Cobre Valley Center for the Arts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
1. Cobre Valley Center for the Arts Marker
Inscription. You are standing next to the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, located in the Old Gila County Courthouse. In 1905, stone masons working on Roosevelt Dam were contracted to build this imposing structure which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is dedicated to George W. P. Hunt, Globe's first Mayor and Arizona's first Governor.

The Courthouse stood vacant from 1976 – 1984 when the Cobre Valley Fine Arts Guild began a full-scale restoration. Today it houses a diverse assemblage of fine arts and crafts. The Lower Level is shared by the Hand Weaving Studio and Copper County Camera Club. The Main Floor is occupied by the Fine Arts Guild and offers an eclectic array of art – stain glass, ceramics, paintings, sculptures, jewelry and an exciting gift shop. The Copper Cities Community Players has converted the old county courtroom (3rd floor) into a theatre with high-spirited productions offered various times throughout the year.

Restoration of the Cobra Valley Center for the Arts has been achieved solely through thousands of volunteer hours and community support continues through the donations of the fine arts patrons.
 
Location. 33° 23.777′ N, 110° 47.223′ W. Marker
Cobre Valley Center for the Arts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
2. Cobre Valley Center for the Arts Marker
Cobra Valley Center for the Arts is located in the Old Gila County Courthouse.
is in Globe, Arizona, in Gila County. Marker is on North Broad Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Broad Street, Globe AZ 85501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Globe (here, next to this marker); In Honor of John W. Wentworth (a few steps from this marker); Hon. George W. P. Hunt (a few steps from this marker); St. John's Espiscopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Sheriff Thompson's Home (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Globe to Governor (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hanging Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); International House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Globe.
 
Additional keywords. mining, copper
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Site of a Missing Cobre Valley Center for the Arts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
3. Site of a Missing Cobre Valley Center for the Arts Marker
City is re-doing the sidewalk. A plaque had previously been mounted on the sidewalk. There is no information as to whether the marker will be replaced.
 
 
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