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Florence Historic District

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Florence Historic District As the fifth oldest town in the state of Arizona, downtown Florence has been designated an official "Historic District" with more building listed on the National Register than any other town in Arizona. Some of the notable historic sites are the first and second county courthouses, both completely different in architectural style. The first courthouse was built in 1877 and is open to the public as McFarland State Park. The second was built in 1891 of American Victorian architecture and is still used today. The fully restored Brunenkant Building, built in 1889, serves today as the Florence Visitors Center operated by the Florence Chamber of Commerce.

A self-guided brochure with descriptive paragraphs to fifteen historic buildings is available at the Chamber office inviting you to tour Historic Florence. Public Restrooms, Food venues, and Parking are provided and marked on the brochure map.

Address: 291 Bailey Street
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Historic Coke Ovens in Box Canyon

The Historic Coke Ovens, otherwise known as charcoal kilns, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, were built in 1882 along the Gila River by the Pinal Consolidated Mining Company, and are so inaccessible that their preservation is easily understood.

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Nicholas Saloon

The earliest fired-brick building still standing in Florence and the town's second oldest brick structure, the second Nicholas Saloon and Beer Hall was built in 1889 for John Nicholas. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Pinal County Courthouse

Built in 1891, the second Pinal County Courthouse is the oldest public building in daily use in Arizona. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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Jesus Martinez House

In 1888, Florence staged her most famous gunfight between ex-sheriff, Pete Gabriel and his former deputy, Joe Phy. The shooting started in the Tunnel Saloon and ended in the middle of Main Street. Gabriel survived; Phy died a few hours later. Also surviving the showdown was a 6 x 4

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