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Ross/Fryer – Cushman Residence

Historic Site

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, February 15, 2014
1. Ross/Fryer – Cushman Residence Marker
Inscription.  In 1876, Roderick Ross, one of Florence's first blacksmiths, constructed this Sonoran-style adobe house. The original flat earthen roof made of round log beams, saguaro ribs, and mud is well-preserved by a gable roof added between 1899 and 1910. Turned-wood posts support a timber-framed, hip-roof veranda. W.C. Smith was the second owner. Celebrated Union spy Pauline Cushman and her husband, Jere Fryer, later purchased the house. Tom Mix was a tenant here in the 1930s.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
 
Erected 1999 by The Town of Florence and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 2.11′ N, 111° 23.286′ W. Marker is in Florence, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is at the intersection of North Granite Street and 6th Street, on the right when traveling south on North Granite Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 364 North Granite Street, Florence AZ 85132, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Rapp Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Mauk Building (within shouting
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By Bill Kirchner, February 15, 2014
2. Ross/Fryer – Cushman Residence Marker
distance of this marker); E. N. Fish & Co. Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); W.C. Smith/Rittenouse/Arriola's Cosmopolitan Store (about 300 feet away); Silver King Florence Hotel (about 300 feet away); E.N. Fish & Co. Store (about 300 feet away); First Pinal County Courthouse (was about 300 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Levi Ruggles Founder of Florence (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  Pauline Cushman. Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 3, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, February 15, 2014
3. Ross/Fryer – Cushman Residence
Ross/Fryer – Cushman Residence image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 15, 2014
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on April 3, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 16, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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