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Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Site of Goldwater Brothers Mercantile

 
 
Site of Goldwater Brothers Mercantile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, July 7, 2009
1. Site of Goldwater Brothers Mercantile Marker
Inscription. The Goldwater Brothers, Morris and Michael, arrived in Arizona from California in 1876. They opened one of the area's first general merchandising stores on the southeast corner of Cortez and Goodwin (where City Hall is now located). Three years later they built a new, larger establishment on this site. A leading citizen of early Prescott, Morris served as mayor from 1879-1880, 1894-1897, 1905-1913, and 1919-1927. Both of the Goldwater homes in Prescott are still standing, and one is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1964, Morris' nephew, Barry, announced his candidacy for President of the United States from the Courthouse steps across the street. A local landmark for over 100 years, the building, best known then as the "Studio Theater", was torn down in 1978.
 
Erected by Historic Preservation Fund and the City of Prescott.
 
Location. 34° 32.446′ N, 112° 28.112′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is at the intersection of South Cortez Street and East Union Street on South Cortez Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prescott AZ 86301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Knights of Pythias Building (about 300 feet away,
Site of Goldwater Brothers Mercantile image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, January 1, 2003
2. Site of Goldwater Brothers Mercantile
measured in a direct line); Site of Territorial Courthouse (about 400 feet away); The Bank of Arizona and the Electric Buildings (about 400 feet away); Site of Howey's Hall (about 400 feet away); Prescott (about 400 feet away); Solon Hannibal Borglum America's First Cowboy Sculptor (about 400 feet away); Bashford Block (about 400 feet away); The Carnegie Library (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Goldwater Family. Photos and information of the Arizona Goldwater Family. Click on the thumb nail photos to enlarge. (Submitted on July 7, 2009.) 

2. Biography of Barry Goldwater. (Submitted on July 7, 2009.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 944 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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