Montezuma Street

Montezuma Street (HMDL1)

Location: Prescott, AZ 86303 Yavapai County
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N 34° 32.456', W 112° 28.211'

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The one hundred block of South Montezuma Street has long been known as "Whiskey Row" for the numerous saloons which once lined the street. As Prescott poet Gail Gardner once wrote of "Whiskey Row":

"Oh they starts her in at the Kaintucky bar, At the head of Whiskey Row, And they winds up down by the Depot House, Some forth drinks below."

On July 14, 1900 this block was totally destroyed by fire. Within a few days of the fire, new construction was underway in brick and masonry. Most of the buildings on this block were constructed between the fall of 1900 and 1905 and include Sam'l Hill Hardware Company, the Highland Hotel, the Palace, the Levey Building and the Hotel St. Michael. All of these buildings are constructed with permanence and appearance in mind in styles typical of early 20th century buildings.

Some buildings were architecturally progressive, such as Sam'l Hill Hardware Company, or architecturally outstanding such as the Palace and the Hotel St. Michael. All preset a united front to the Courthouse Plaza, resulting in a unique turn-of-the century facade which is essentially intact today.
HM NumberHMDL1
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Fund and the City of Prescott
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 5:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 365093 N 3823117
Decimal Degrees34.54093333, -112.47018333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 32.456', W 112° 28.211'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 32' 27.36" N, 112° 28' 12.66" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150 S Montezuma St, Prescott AZ 86303, US
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