Site of Goldwater Brothers Mercantile
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N 34° 32.455 W 112° 28.117
12S E 365236 N 3823113
This Historical Marker is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Cortez Street and the eastbound lane of Union Street in downtown Prescott, Arizona.
Waymark Code: WMFH4T
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2012
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Site of Goldwater Brothers Mercantile

The Goldwater Brothers, Morris and Michael, arrived in Arizona from California in 1876. They opened one of the area's first general merchandising stores on the southeast corner of Cortez and Goodwin (where City Hall is now located). Three years later they built a new, larger establishment on this site. A leading citizen of early Prescott, Morris served as mayor from 1879-1880, 1894-1897, 1905-1913, and 1919-1927. Both of the Goldwater homes in Prescott are still standing, and one is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1964, Morris' nephew, Barry, announced his candidacy for President of the United States from the Courthouse steps across the street. A local landmark for over 100 years, the building, best known then as the "Studio Theater", was torn down in 1978.

Funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and the City of Prescott

Marker Name: Site of Goldwater Brothers Mercantile

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Yavapai

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Historic Preservation Fund City of Prescott

Year placed: Unknown

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