Safford in Graham County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Saﬀord City Hall
The brick walls are 18 inch on the lower level and 13 inch on the top floor. It featured a galvanized roof with iron detailing and a large bell tower. There were two 24 by 35 foot rooms on each floor with a wide hallway running between them. Single seats were provided for 250 students.
In February 1940, Safford passed a $40,000 bond issue to acquire block 42 from Safford Schools. The grounds and building were purchased for $24,000. The balance was for a "new town hall".
H. O. Jaasted, a Tucson architect, completed plans to renovate the building in December 1941. World War II caused the work to be put off "indefinitely". The vacant building housed the Red Cross, Rationing Board, Jr. Chamber of Commerce, the Welfare Office and more. During this period, Safford acquired a number of utility companies and those offices were located in the "Municipal Utility" building.
The City sold the 612 5th Avenue Town Hall and Fire Station to J. Green for $11,000 in July 1951. Plans were made for a new fire station on block 42. In November
The exterior remodel was designed and completed by September 1957. H. O. Jested was the architect with Talley and Sons as general contractor. A new flat roof, windows, door repairs, plaster, paint and decorative front pilasters were completed for $18,500.
This structure is not listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of the significant renovations.
Erected by City of Safford.
Location. 32° 49.968′ N, 109° 42.931′ W. Marker is in Safford, Arizona, in Graham County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 717 West Main Street, Safford AZ 85546, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Graham County Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arizona Bank & Trust Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mormon Pioneers' Arrival in Salt Lake Valley - Sesquicentennial Plaque (approx. Womans Club of Safford (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gila Valley (was approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Spencer W. Kimball Childhood Home (approx. 2.7 miles away); Solomon (approx. 5 miles away); Gila Valley Bank (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Safford.
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