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

George A. Brown House

 
 
George A. Brown House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
1. George A. Brown House Marker
Inscription. This was originally a flat-roofed Sonoran adobe built in 1875 for George A. Brown, Adamsville saloon keeper. The house served briefly as the Wells Fargo office during a rash of stagecoach robberies. "By God" Brown known for his oft-repeated phrase, was a colorful storyteller, dapper dresser, and Wells Fargo agent for a record 27 years (1877-1904). He had interest in mining, newspapers, and an ice making business. The pitched tin roof was added in 1888. The carriage house, stable, and breezeway at the back were enclosed later as bedrooms.

-Listed on the National Register of Historic Places-
 
Erected 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° 2.154′ N, 111° 23.344′ W. Marker is in Florence, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on West Ruggles Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 West Ruggles Avenue, Florence AZ 85132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Granville Wheat Outbuilding (here, next to this marker); Levi Ruggles Founder of Florence
George A. Brown House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
2. George A. Brown House
(within shouting distance of this marker); E.N. Fish & Co. Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Ross/Fryer – Cushman Residence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Pinal County Courthouse (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); Silver King Florence Hotel (about 500 feet away); E. N. Fish & Co. Store (about 500 feet away); Charles Rapp Saloon (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Regarding George A. Brown House. This site is #8 on the self-guided Historic Florence Walking Tour.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
George A. Brown House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
3. George A. Brown House
Granville Wheat Outbuilding and George A. Brown House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 1, 2013
4. Granville Wheat Outbuilding and George A. Brown House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on September 2, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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