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Jerome in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
1. Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by The Jerome Historical Society Plaque Project.
 
Location. 34° 45.059′ N, 112° 6.966′ W. Marker is in Jerome, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Arizona
Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
2. Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon Marker
Route 89A) and Jerome Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 Main Street, Jerome AZ 86331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paul and Jerry's Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Whitten Printers (a few steps from this marker); The Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Jerome, Arizona (a few steps from this marker); Bartlett Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Hotel Connor (within shouting distance of this marker); Jerome Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Jerome Blast Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Jerome.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
3. Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 14 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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