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Sierra Vista in Cochise county, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
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Carmichael General Store/U.S. Post Office

Bill's Trading Post/G & M Stronghold Steakhouse

— Daisy Mae's Steakhouse —

 
 
Carmichael General Store/U.S. Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 19, 2010
1. Carmichael General Store/U.S. Post Office Marker
Inscription.  
335 North Garden Avenue
Built in 1905
This is perhaps the oldest building still standing in Sierra Vista. Mr. John Reilly homesteaded the property and received the patent for the land in March of 1911. John Reilly and his wife Ellen sold the property to Margaret Ziegan in December of 1911. Margaret, who later married William Carmichael, then ran it as a store and post office. This building served as the post office when the community was called Overton; the name was later changed to Garden Canyon. Erwin and Lillian Fry rented this facility from the Carmichaels for about ten years. In 1937, when Lillian Fry became postmaster, the name of the post office was changed to Fry, and the Fry's moved out of this building. In the 1930s and 1940s various people leased the store. The Carmichael's finally sold the building to Bill Peterson, who named it Bill's Trading Post and converted it to a restaurant. The building has gone through several name changes and owners since then but has been the Daisy Mae's Steakhouse since 1993.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately, and the Rotary International series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1911.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 31° 33.411′ N, 110° 18.387′ W. Marker was in Sierra Vista in Cochise county, Arizona. Marker was on North Garden Avenue near Sherbundy Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 332 North Garden Avenue, Sierra Vista AZ 85635, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Carmichael House/Sierra Vista Realty (within shouting distance of this marker); USO Club / NCO Annex / Army Service Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Carmichael Elementary School (approx. 0.6 miles away); La Casita Restaurant (approx. 0.7 miles away); Arizona Confederate Veterans Memorial
Carmichael General Store/U.S. Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 19, 2010
2. Carmichael General Store/U.S. Post Office Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); "Unknown Soldiers" (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Soldiers Buried in Historic Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); POW/MIA Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sierra Vista.
 
Additional commentary.
1. This building was TORN DOWN in July of 2020
It was TORN DOWN in July of 2020. I don't know how they could just disregard it's historic status to unceremoniously rip it out without any notice. I don't know what has become of the historical marker, it MAY reside at the Henry Hauser Museum in Sierra Vista, AZ, 85635. My grandparents, Al & Adele Schoterman, and their son Albert Schoterman owned and operated the G&M Stronghold Steakhouse at that location from c. 1973 to c. 1993.
    — Submitted March 10, 2024, by Michael P. Egan of Sierra Vista, Arizona.
 
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
Photo Courtesy of Henry F. Hauser Museum.
Daisy Mae's Steakhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 19, 2010
4. Daisy Mae's Steakhouse
Daisy Mae's Steakhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 19, 2010
5. Daisy Mae's Steakhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2024. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,897 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 23, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 23, 2024