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By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
Bartlett Hotel
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Bartlett Hotel
Before the Bartlett Hotel, the Grandview Hotel, a wooden structure built in 1895 stood here as the first two-story building in Jerome. It had rooms for dances, dining and sleeping. In 1898 the structure was destroyed by fire. The Bartlett Hotel was . . . — Map (db m33166) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Historic Audrey Shaft HeadframeLittle Daisy Mine
Largest wooden headframe still standing in Arizona, it was completed in 1918 to haul ore up from mine. Shaft is 1900 feet deep, concrete lined with cross tunnels every 100 feet to Edith shaft. Edith shaft headframe was completed in 1915 to haul men . . . — Map (db m108834) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Hotel Connor
This native stone and brick building was built in 1898. David Connor, proprietor, was an Irish-American who originally owned the Stone Saloon on the site of this hotel. In 1897 he added the second floor and called his building the Hotel Connor. . . . — Map (db m33155) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Husband's Alley
With Jerome's rough and tumble early days came the red-light district and prostitutes. Much of the red-light district was located on Hull Avenue, the road below Main Street. In 1913, reformers helped pass an ordinance restricting houses of ill fame . . . — Map (db m33154) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Jennie's Place
This building was originally a brothel known as Jennie's Place. It was built in 1898 by Legendary Madam Belgian Jennie Bauters, who came to Jerome from Belgium in 1896. This was her third building on this site. The first burned down in 1897. Her . . . — Map (db m33152) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Jerome Blast Furnace
This is one of the two old furnaces found in place on The Hampton Lode, United Verde Copper Company Mines, at Jerome Arizona on March 5, 1888 when I first visited the property. I started operation on this furnace and also the other one on May 22, . . . — Map (db m33147) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Jerome Town Hall
The original Jerome Town Hall was built in the late 1800s. The town quickly outgrew the small space and by 1929 a bond had passed to enlarge the old brick building. New construction was to be of concrete. In addition to enlarging town hall, a police . . . — Map (db m33145) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Jerome, ArizonaToo Strong to Die
The first mining claims were filed in 1876, within 20 years Jerome was a billion dollar copper mecca and one of the wildest, wickedest mining towns in the west. Drinking, gambling, brawls and frolicking with ladies of the night occurred . . . — Map (db m33149) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Jerome, ArizonaIncorporated March 8, 1899
Jerome is perched on the side of Cleapatra Hill over rich ore deposits. In 1876, mining claims and a mill were located near the town. These claims were purchased in 1882 by the United Verde Company, and the tent camp was named Jerome after Eugene . . . — Map (db m108878) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail
Back in 1905, the town jail was in the basement of what was then the Tony Kauzlarich House below the Dicus and Wagner Garage. Louis St. James was the magistrate and conservator of the peace. What is believed to be Jerome's 3rd jail was located . . . — Map (db m71963) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Laura Williams Memorial Park
Laura Williams owned the antique museum which housed numerous artifacts from Jerome. Laura was one of the founding members of the Jerome Historical Society and served as the Secretary/Treasurer from 1953-1974. She was an employee of Newmont . . . — Map (db m33189) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Main Street Primary School
You are standing at the second story entrance to what once was a three story primary school. The land was purchased, a bond was passed and construction began in 1913. It opened May 29, 1914 to graduate 3 seniors: Francis Lyons, Gertrude Rothermel . . . — Map (db m33191) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon
The mine museum, one of Jerome's oldest commercial buildings, was purchased by J.S. Hoover and A.C. Cordiner from G.A. Stoney in 1896. The building was destroyed in a fire in 1898. An architect from Los Angles built the present building with steel . . . — Map (db m33157) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — New State Motor Building
The New State Motor Company building was built of concrete in 1918 under the ownership of Dan Shea. A car dealership and show room were located upstairs and a garage downstairs. Inside the building an elevator delivered cars to the lower floor. A . . . — Map (db m33151) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Paul and Jerry's Saloon
This saloon was built in 1899 to replace the original structure that was destroyed by fire. It operated as the Senate Saloon with a Chinese restaurant downstairs. It soon became the largest gambling establishment in the southwest. During prohibition . . . — Map (db m33164) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Reese and Amster Garage
This one-half story wood frame structure with corrugated sheet metal was built in the 1920's. It was the Reese and Amster White Garage and Machine Shop. Vehicles sold by Reese and Amster included the Chrysler 50, 60 and 70 and the Maxwell Car, which . . . — Map (db m33150) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Rocket Shovel and Dragline
This piece of equipment was the first successful mining device to replace human labor in removing the rubble from underground hard rock-blasting. The Model 12B, which weighs 4,200 pounds and requires 60 to 125 pounds-per-square-inch air pressure, . . . — Map (db m122889) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Sullivan Apartments
Built in 1917, the first floor of this four-story apartment, housed the Independent Meat Company. A passage was built from the cooler of the meat company up to the apartments to allow cool air to pass into them. Originally there were nine . . . — Map (db m33190) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — The Audrey Shaft and UVX Operations
State-of-the-art Audrey shaft and headframe was the largest facility of its kind built by the United Verde Extension (UVX) Company during its years of operation. The shaft was constructed in 1918 only after the location of an extraordinarily rich . . . — Map (db m108833) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — The Childs-Irving Project - Construction Challenges
Fossil Creek and its springs provided an ideal power source for a hydroelectric power plant. The springs gushed a constant water flow of over one million gallons an hour, and the terrain of the creek allowed for a drop of 160 feet in the less than . . . — Map (db m122896) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — The Childs-Irving Project-Hydroelectric Project
In 1900 rancher Lew Turner filed a claim for the waters of Fossil Creek; a year later, he filed a claim to the spring and headwaters that fed it. Among the possible uses he listed was the production of electric power. With a constant flow of over a . . . — Map (db m122899) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — The Gibson Market
The Gibson Market was originally built as a grocery store with an above apartment in 1917 by James and Ethel Hamilton. After Ethel's husband died in the flu epidemic of 1918, she was the sole proprietor until 1929. In 1919, Ethel married Myron L. . . . — Map (db m33192) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — The Irving Turbine and Generator
In 1941, with the new United Verde Smelter in Clarkdale coming on line, the demand for power in Yavapai County was more than the Childs generating station, built in 1909, could handle. The Arizona Power Company (TAPCO) and the United Verde Copper . . . — Map (db m122897) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — The Saloon
In 1896, one of the first wooden structures built in Jerome occupied this site and was known as "The Saloon". The Saloon building survived two years before succumbing to fire, which destroyed most of Jerome in 1898. The structure was rebuilt only to . . . — Map (db m33165) HM
Arizona (Yavapai County), Jerome — Whitten Printers
Carl E.C. Whitten, graduate of Jerome High School and son of immigrant parents, worked for the Prescott Evening Courier before moving back to Jerome in 1927. Carl purchased the Verde Copper News which began in Jerome in 1917. He purchased the . . . — Map (db m33163) HM

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