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

Laura Williams Memorial Park

Laura Williams Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
1. Laura Williams Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.  Laura Williams owned the antique museum which housed numerous artifacts from Jerome. Laura was one of the founding members of the Jerome Historical Society and served as the Secretary/Treasurer from 1953-1974. She was an employee of Newmont Exploration, LTD and assisted in negotiating the purchase of all the real estate at one time owned by the Jerome Historical Society. She was active in the American Legion, Secretary of Eastern Star for 32 years and Secretary-Treasurer for the Haven Methodist Church. Laura died on May 20, 1982 at the age of 76. Laura's mother Mrs. Melena Metzler, was the manager of the Mountain View House, a hotel in the early days of Jerome. This site, next to the historic Boyd Hotel, housed a two-story frame building in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Businesses included George Bagnall, The Shoe Maker, Merrill's Barber Shop and some dressmaking parlors. The park has been shared by local artists as an art park since the mid 1980's.
Erected by The Jerome Historical Society Plaque Project.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas
Laura Williams Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
2. Laura Williams Memorial Park
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Women. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1777.
Location. 34° 45.003′ N, 112° 6.919′ W. Marker is in Jerome, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on Main Street (Arizona Route 89A), on the right when traveling east. Marker is on north wall of the adjoining building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 363 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. Sullivan Apartments (a few steps from this marker); Jerome Blast Furnace (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jerome Town Hall (about 300 feet away); The Svob Family (about 300 feet away); Bartlett Hotel (about 300 feet away); Jerome, Arizona (about 300 feet away); Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail (about 300 feet away); The Saloon (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerome.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 840 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 31, 2023