Tone Building

Tone Building (HM1NIQ)

Location: Gilbert, AZ 85234 Maricopa County
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N 33° 21.3', W 111° 47.373'

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In 1918 Timmons garage was locate on this site. Mr. Timmons sold the garage to Albert Tone, an accountant and Gilbert's first mail carrier, who went into business with Charles M. Blakely repairing Model T Ford automobiles. In 1924 Blakely took the business and Tone took the property and tore down the garage. In 1929 Tone built this building as a "Safeway-Pay'N Takit" store #37. The grand opening was on Friday, July 19, 1929, and it was the most modern store in Gilbert at that time. The bank failures in America later that year put the new store out of business.

The building has been used for many purposed from 1930 to the present. The Gilbert Valley Theater opened in 1936 and showed double features with world newsreels and cartoons for only 14 cents. Other businesses here have also included a dinner theater, a game center, an archery range, a deli and a church. In the late 50's Albert Serrano Jr. operated a shirt and baby shoe factory in the building. The Johnston family purchased the building in 1996. In January 1998 Joe Johnson, Tad Peelen and Tim Peelen opened Joe's Real BBQ, a Gilbert restaurant landmark and one of the most popular in the valley.
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HM NumberHM1NIQ
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByGilbert Leadership Class XX 2012. A program of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce
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Date Added Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 426539 N 3690921
Decimal Degrees33.35500000, -111.78955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 21.3', W 111° 47.373'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 21' 18" N, 111° 47' 22.38" W
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Area Code(s)480, 602
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert AZ 85234, US
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