Jerome in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
This was her third building on this site. The first burned down in 1897. Her second building, pictured at the left, was destroyed in the fire of 1898. Jennie is the woman in the black dress in the center of the balcony. The current building, which featured the first concrete sidewalk in Jerome, is one of the few in the business district that survived the fire of 1899.
When Jennie Bauters was murdered in 1905, she was reputed to be the wealthiest woman in the Arizona Territory. After her death, her son sold the building to John M. Sullivan who converted the bordello into the Sullivan Hotel.
Erected by The Jerome Historical Society Plaque Project.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 34° 45.087′ N, 112° 6.994′ W. Marker is in Jerome, Arizona, in Yavapai Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 Main Street, Jerome AZ 86331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Husband's Alley (a few steps from this marker); New State Motor Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Reese and Amster Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Connor (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitten Printers (within shouting distance of this marker); Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul and Jerry's Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerome.
Additional keywords. sex work, prostitution
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,544 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.