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Florence in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Silver King Florence Hotel

 
 
Silver King Florence Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
1. Silver King Florence Hotel Marker
Inscription. Built in 1876 for William Long, a partner in the Silver King Mine. Originally an unplastered, L-shaped adobe with gabled roof, the Silver King was renamed the Florence Hotel in 1890. Fire destroyed a portion of the hotel which was replaced by the two-story fired brick east wing about 1895. A covered arcade was later attached to the east wing, and a second story added to the west wing in 1917. The Florence Hotel was a social focal point, offering the finest in dining and accommodations. Listed, National Register of Historic Places
 
Erected 1986 by Town of Florence and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arizona, Historic Florence Walking Tour marker series.
 
Location. 33° 2.15′ N, 111° 23.253′ W. Marker is in Florence, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Ruggles Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AZ 85132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Pinal County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); E. N. Fish & Co. Store
Silver King Florence Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
2. Silver King Florence Hotel
(within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Rapp Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ross/Fryer – Cushman Residence (about 300 feet away); E.N. Fish & Co. Store (about 300 feet away); Levi Ruggles Founder of Florence (about 400 feet away); Mauk Building (about 400 feet away); W.C. Smith/Rittenouse/Arriola's Cosmopolitan Store (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Regarding Silver King Florence Hotel. This site is #9 on the self-guided Historic Florence Walking Tour.
 
Also see . . .  History of the The Silver King Hotel. (Submitted on January 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Silver King Florence Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
3. Silver King Florence Hotel
Photo taken from corner of N Main St. and Ruggles Ave.
Silver King Florence Hotel image. Click for full size.
4. Silver King Florence Hotel
Looking north from the corner of N Main St. and 6th St. Photo Copied from Arizona Historical Society Library & Archives/Tucson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 960 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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