Florence in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Michea House and Lone Star General Store
Typically Sonoran in style, it was built up to the property line, and had plastered adobe walls with an earthen roof over log beams and saguaro ribs.
In 1888, after Mr. Michea's death, the two-story gable-roofed addition was constructed and used as a store, meeting hall and residence. The single story Sonoran style northern addition was built that year. Florence's only surviving two-story of its kind. Listed, National Register of Historic Places
Erected 1986 by town of Florence and Arizona Historic Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 33° 2.161′ N, 111° 23.118′ W. Marker is in Florence, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on East Ruggles Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 East Ruggles Street, Florence AZ 85132, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Carmen Michea House (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker – Oury House (within shouting distance of this marker); Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Capilla del Gila (about 600 feet away); E. N. Fish & Co. Store (about 700 feet away); Jesus Martinez House (about 700 feet away); Silver King Florence Hotel (about 700 feet away); Charles Rapp Saloon (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.