“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)

The Mulvenon Building

The Mulvenon Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Cavinato, July 7, 2009
1. The Mulvenon Building Marker
Inscription.  Completed in August 1901, the Mulvenon Building was one of the first buildings constructed after the fire of 1900. It replaced a one-story wood-frame saloon building which was destroyed in the fire. Built by William J. Mulvenon, who arrived in Prescott in 1876, it is typical of the late 19th Century Territorial Commercial style with a prominent central arch over the main entrance. It is constructed of locally made brick, although the brick on the front of the building is of better quality than the brick in the rest of the building. Originally there were two retail bays on the ground floor and hotel rooms on the second floor. The west half of the building at one time housed "Prescott Vulcanizing Works" and the east half was a saloon. Rooms were available for rent until 1991. In 1991 the building was restored and converted into a bar and restaurant.

W.J. Mulvenon originally worked as a stablekeeper at Peck's mine. He later served as deputy sheriff and as sheriff of Yavapai County, leading to posses into Tonto Basin to restore law and order during the Pleasant Valley War. He was instrumental in establishing the Crystal Ice Company,
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the first ice plant in Prescott and was organizer of the Arizona Brewing Company.

The Mulvenon Building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by Historic Preservation Fund and the City of Prescott.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
Location. 34° 32.515′ N, 112° 28.279′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is at the intersection of West Gurley Street and North Granite Street, on the right when traveling west on West Gurley Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 West Gurley Street, Prescott AZ 86301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pauline Weaver (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Granite Creek (about 300 feet away); Prescott (about 300 feet away); Bashford Burmister Company (about 300 feet away); Hotel St. Michael (about 400 feet away); The Palace Saloon (about 400 feet away); Whiskey Row (about 400 feet away); Plaza Bandstand (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
More about this marker. The marker faces the sidewalk side. It is visible when stopped at the stop light. Look to the right
The Mulvenon Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Cavinato, January 1, 2003
2. The Mulvenon Building
by the planted flowers at the sidewalk and intersection.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,130 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 7, 2023