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

Nicholas Residence

1880

 
 
Nicholas Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
1. Nicholas Residence Marker
Inscription. French-born John Nicholas built this single-story flat-roofed, Sonoran-style, adobe house along the side-street property line. Its raised foundation offered some protection from flooding. Originally rectangular, it was L-shaped in 1890 and square by 1915. A corrugated-metal, wood-framed, gable roof was added after 1941. John Nicholas, a local farmer and beer hall owner, followed a common nineteenth century practice by building his house between corner commercial properties.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
 
Erected 1999 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° 1.987′ N, 111° 23.217′ W. Marker is in Florence, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on North Baily Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The house and marker are located between 10th and 11th Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 180 North Baily Street, Florence AZ 85132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Nicholas Building (a few steps from this marker); John Nicholas Saloon and Beer Hall
Nicholas Residence 1880 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
2. Nicholas Residence 1880
(a few steps from this marker); Elena Llescas House (a few steps from this marker); Cosgrove House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesus Preciado de Luna/Bernardina Loroņa Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Aquiles Arriola Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Spinas "Rental House" (within shouting distance of this marker); William Clark House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Regarding Nicholas Residence. This site is #25 on the self-guided Historic Florence Walking Tour.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Nicholas Residence 1880 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
3. Nicholas Residence 1880
John Nicholas Residence/First Nicholas Saloon and Beer Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
4. John Nicholas Residence/First Nicholas Saloon and Beer Hall
The south portion (left in photo), a single story adobe rowhouse, was built by John Nicholas. It has been a dwelling since its construction. The north portion became the "New Beer Hall" in 1886.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 23, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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