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Globe in Gila County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Amster Building

 
 
Amster Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 10, 2014
1. Amster Building Marker
Inscription.
Built: 1909

Original use:
Drug Store / Saloon

Donated to
City of Globe Nov. 24, 1997
By Weller Family

 
Erected 1997 by City of Globe Arizona.
 
Location. 33° 23.764′ N, 110° 47.246′ W. Marker is in Globe, Arizona, in Gila County. Marker is on North Broad Street north of West Oak Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is a metal plaque mounted at eye level on the Amster Building center pillar, facing broad street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Broad Street, Globe AZ 85501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cobre Valley Center for the Arts (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Globe (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of John W. Wentworth (within shouting distance of this marker); Hon. George W. P. Hunt (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Espiscopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Sheriff Thompson's Home (about 800 feet away); From Globe to Governor (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hanging Tree (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Globe.
 
Also see . . .
Amster Building (<i>marker is visible on pillar near center</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 10, 2014
2. Amster Building (marker is visible on pillar near center)

1. Amster Building: An anchor of Globe’s Historic Downtown.
(This link presents an early picture of the building, including horse-drawn wagons in front, where Broad Street is today.)
This handsome brick building on the corner of Oak and Broad was constructed in 1906 by Nathan Amster who came to Globe in 1896 from his native Romania where his major interest was in mining. Amster quickly became involved in the growing community when he bonded the Continental Mine west of Globe. His two-story building’ on Broad street was a culmination of several investments Nathan Amster made in downtown and was designed to reflect his prominence in the mining industry and Globe community. The fired red brick building was designed in the vernacular Georgian revival style. Large awnings were added to provide cooling. (Submitted on April 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Amster Building Included in Globe Downtown Historic District.
The Globe Downtown Historic District encompasses a group of commercial, religious, and governmental buildings related to the status of Globe as the economic and governmental center of Gila County. Globe was designated as the County Seat of Gila County and grew into the primary economic and commercial center of the Globe mining region. Primary growth of the community occurred between 1880 and 1935, which is considered the period of significance for the district. (Submitted on April 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Arizona's first female attorney argued before Supreme Court.
There are those who believe the ghost of Arizona’s first woman attorney hovers around Globe’s ornate old Amster Building, where she once practiced law. Sarah Inslee Herring Sorin may still haunt the rooms above the first floor Palace Pharmacy, where she ran one of the first female law practices in the territory, but it was her appearance before the nation’s highest court that opened doors for women in the legal field. (Submitted on April 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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