Bashford Burmister Company
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N 34° 32.519 W 112° 28.201
12S E 365110 N 3823233
This Historical Marker is located on the northeast corner of Montezuma and Gurley Streets in downtown Prescott, Arizona.
Waymark Code: WMFH5E
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Bashford Burmister

Coles Bashford arrived in Prescott in 1864 and was the first President of the Territorial Legislature. In 1874, Coles, his brother Levi, and son William formed a partnership with Robert Burmister. The Bashford-Burmister Company became one of the largest mercantile stores in northern Arizona, selling everything from mining supplies to fresh vegetables. Bashford advertised that his was the only store in Arizona that received goods directly from New York City. The original structure burned in the fire of 1900. This brick building, built after the fire, was enlarged and remodeled in an Art Deco style in 1929. In the 1940s, J.C. Penney replaced the Bashford-Burmister Company at this location. Renovated for use as an atrium mall in 1994, it once again serves as one of the commercial focal points of the downtown area.

Funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and the City of Prescott

Marker Name: Bashford Burmister Company

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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