Commanding Officer's Quarters & Kitchen

Commanding Officer's Quarters & Kitchen (HMJB1)

Location: Yuma, AZ 85364 New Haven County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 43.683', W 114° 37.305'

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In 1859, steamboat entrepreneur George Alonzo Johnson built a riverside home for his bride, Estefana Alvarado. Now known as the Commanding Officer's Quarters, the home is believed to be Arizona's oldest Anglo-built adobe building. In the devastating Colorado River flood of 1862, this building and the nearby Hooper residence, now the detached kitchen, were unharmed because they were built on high ground. Quartermaster personnel used the buildings from the mid-1860's until the military abandoned Fort Yuma in 1883.

In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt designated the Commanding Officer's Quarters as a customs reserve and the U.S. Customs Service remained in the building until 1955. In 1956, the City of Yuma purchased the Commanding Officer's Quarters and Kitchen from the federal government. Ownership was transferred to Arizona State Parks Board in 1986 and rehabilitation was completed in 1991.
HM NumberHMJB1
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 12:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 722872 N 3623640
Decimal Degrees32.72805000, -114.62175000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 43.683', W 114° 37.305'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 43' 40.98" N, 114° 37' 18.30" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 160 Yuma Crossing Bike Path (Colorado River Levee Multi-Use Path), Yuma AZ 85364, US
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