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

Juan Avenenti Building

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
1. Juan Avenenti Building Marker
Inscription. Juan Avenenti, an Italian immigrant who came to Arizona about 1870, purchased this property in 1886 from Frank M. Griffen. Previously, it had belonged to Florence pioneers Levi Ruggles and Charles Douglas. Avenenti, a grocer, butcher and rancher, built the present structure for a meat market. It became part of a complex of four buildings on this block owned by Avenenti and his family. In later years, it served as saloon, bank, restaurant, City Council Chambers, and cobbler's shop. It has been restored by the Florence Industrial Development Authority.
 
Erected 1983 by Florence Industrial Development Authority and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arizona, Historic Florence Walking Tour marker series.
 
Location. 33° 2.05′ N, 111° 23.24′ W. Marker is in Florence, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on North Main Street near 8th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 289 North Main Street, Florence AZ 85132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White-McCarthy Lumber and Hardware Company (a few steps from this marker); C. G. Powell People's Store
Juan Avenenti Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
2. Juan Avenenti Building
(a few steps from this marker); Conrad Brunenkant Building (within shouting distance of this marker); W.C. Smith/Rittenouse/Arriola's Cosmopolitan Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Mauk Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesus Martinez House (within shouting distance of this marker); Spinas "Rental House" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacob Suter House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Regarding Juan Avenenti Building. This site is #16 on the self-guided Historic Florence Walking Tour.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Juan Avenenti Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
3. Juan Avenenti Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 760 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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