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

Plaza Bandstand

 
 
Plaza Bandstand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, September 8, 2012
1. Plaza Bandstand Marker
Inscription. As early as 1865, Lucian Bonaparte Jewell organized a Brass Band in Prescott, but by the 1870s the regimental bands from Ft. Whipple began to dominate the local music scene. The original Plaza Bandstand, built in the late 1800s, had survived the fire of 1900, but was eventually removed. On July 8, 1908, The Prescott Brass Band was reorganized and showed interest in erecting a permanent ornamental Bandstand on the Plaza. It was not until May, 1910, that Henry Rockmark was awarded the contact for construction of the new Bandstand for the sum of $1,150.00. The Summer of 1910 was a special time for the AZ Territory with the passage of the statehood bill by the US Congress, June 19, 1910. Territorial Governor Richard E. Sloan was the honored guest for the Statehood and Fourth of July celebration several weeks later. From the new Bandstand, the Prescott Concert Bank, in their handsome new uniforms from the East, struck up the tune "Hail to the Chief" and the Governor delivered the dedication address for the planting of the Statehood Tree. This was the first official ceremony from the new Bandstand. The Bandstand pre-dates the present Courthouse and has been the site for weddings, Sunday schools, and Christmas ornamentations. It remains much as it was constructed in 1910, with the exception of the original wood railings which were replaced with
Plaza Bandstand image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, September 8, 2012
2. Plaza Bandstand
iron railings.
 
Erected 2010 by Granite Mountain Questers.
 
Location. 34° 32.49′ N, 112° 28.186′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from West Gurley Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 South Cortez Street #103, Prescott AZ 86303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Solon Hannibal Borglum America's First Cowboy Sculptor (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel St. Michael (within shouting distance of this marker); Prescott (within shouting distance of this marker); Bashford Burmister Company (within shouting distance of this marker); The Palace Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Whiskey Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Montezuma Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Prescott's Beginnings: The First Mining District in Yavapai County (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Prescott.
 
Categories. Landmarks
 
Statehood Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato
3. Statehood Tree Marker
Located near the Bandstand
Statehood Tree
Planted Feb. 14, 1912
Monument presented to people of Arizona by Cub Scouts of Prescott, 1960
Statehood Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato
4. Statehood Tree Marker
Centennial Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire
5. Centennial Tree Marker
Located near the Bandstand:
Centennial Tree
Planted February 14, 2012
Presented to the Citizens of Arizona From the Citizens of Yavapai County
Centennial Tree and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire
6. Centennial Tree and Marker
The Yavapai County Courthouse and the Bandstand are seen in the background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona.   3, 4. submitted on , by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona.   5, 6. submitted on , by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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