Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon
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N 34° 45.056 W 112° 06.973
12S E 397833 N 3845990
This Historical Marker is mounted on the front of the Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum, a short distance to the right of the Mine Museum entrance in historic Jerome, Arizona.
Waymark Code: WMFHB5
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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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 fire shutters which were somehow left open during another fire in 1899 which gutted the interior and damaged the roof. The restored Fashion Saloon was called "the leading sporting house in all Northern Arizona" the motto was "We never sleep". In 1920, Jim Brown and H.L. Fulton dramatically altered the building, and it housed the Yavapai Drug Store, a dry goods store, and the Sprouse Reitz Company. Whitten Printers was downstairs with C.E.C. Whitten as proprietor. In 1953, volunteers, in an effort to save the town, formed the Jerome Historical Society, the second oldest in the state, and officially opened the building as a museum. Various businesses have operated from the basement, but the museum has remained open upstairs since 1953 and was entirely refurbished in 2007.

Funded by the Jerome Historical Society Plaque Project

Marker Name: Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Yavapai

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Jerome Historical Society

Year placed: Unknown

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