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Florence Historic District


category : Historic Districts
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
Phone: 800-437-9433
Our Email: info@florenceaz.org

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Florence Woman's Club

The Florence Woman's Club grew from the original Florence Village Improvement Club, organized in 1897 to improve and beautify the town of Florence. Members paid 25 cents a year to Mrs. T.F Weedin to keep the club's rake under her porch.

Florence, AZ Historic Buildings

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

Florence, AZ Historic Homes

McFarland State Park

This adobe structure is the first Pinal County Courthouse built in 1877. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Florence, AZ Historic Courthouses

First Presbyterian Church of Florence

The First Presbyterian Church of Florence was the second oldest Presbyterian Church in Arizona. Established in November of 1888

Florence, AZ Historic Churches

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.

Florence, AZ Historic Buildings

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