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    Route 66

    by machomikemd Written Nov 22, 2013
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    The Old US Route 66 is the most celebrated US Highway system before the implementation of the huge interstate freeway system and it's old route spans a number of states starting from Chicago Illinois to Santa Monica in California, for a total of 2,541 miles from arid deerts to rolling plains and mountains to lush fertile valley and parts of this historic route is best preserved in Arizona and in between the towns of Kingman and Seligman.

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    Mesquite Tree 200 Years

    by Yaqui Written Dec 23, 2012

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    Possibly the oldest living thing in Kingman, this mesquite tree of more than 200 years in age now has braces to hold its ancient branches in place. Up until the late 1880's the historic Kingman basin was a forest of mesquite trees.

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    St. John's United Methodist Church 1917

    by Yaqui Written Dec 23, 2012

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    This building has been placed on
    The National Register of
    Historic Places
    By the United States Department of the Interior
    St. John’s
    United Methodist Church
    Built 1917
    Constructed of locally quarried tufa stone, this is the second building constructed for the Methodist congregation, Kingman's oldest organized religious group. The use of the Roman temple form with six Tuscan columns on a raised podium with pediment metal railings is rare for the Neo-Classical Revival period. This is the best example of this type in Arizona. Movie stars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard were married here on March 29, 1939.

    Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), City of Kingman Historic Preservation Commission, Main Street Kingman & National Park Service (NPS).

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    Bonelli House 1916

    by Yaqui Written Dec 23, 2012

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    The plaque reads:

    This building has been placed on
    The National Register of
    Historic Places
    By the United States Department of the Interior.
    Bonelli House
    Built 1916
    Built by George Bonelli, prominent Kingman citizen, this is an excellent example of the Colonial Revival style built of locally quarried tufa stone. The captain's lookout and the encircling porches on both the first and second story are outstanding features. George Bonelli, the son of a Swiss stonemason, operated a large ranch, a general store and a jewelry store in Kingman, and a meat market in Chloride. His original home burned in 1915, prompting the construction of this house.

    Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), City of Kingman Historic Preservation Commission, Main Street Kingman & National Park Service (NPS).

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    St. Mary's Catholic Church 1906

    by Yaqui Written Dec 23, 2012

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    The plaque reads:

    This building has been placed on
    The National Register of
    Historic Places
    By the United States Department of the Interior
    St. Mary’s Catholic Church
    Built 1906 – 1907
    Constructed of locally quarried tufa stone, this Mission Revival building served as the Catholic church from 1906 to 1967. The Catholic congregation was the second religious congregation established in Kingman and the building was the second church built. It is now the oldest remaining church building.

    Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), City of Kingman Historic Preservation Commission, Main Street Kingman & National Park Service (NPS).

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    Mohave County Jail 1910

    by Yaqui Written Dec 23, 2012

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    The plaque reads:

    This building has been placed on
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    Historic Places
    By the United States Department of the Interior
    Mohave County Jail
    Built 1910
    Noteworthy as one of the first cast-in-place concrete structures in Kingman, the county jail building was constructed in 1910. Metal floors in the jail cell area are a unique feature which has caused jailers to call the cells, "natural lie detectors." The Mohave County Jail is one of the few historic detached county jail building remaining in the State of Arizona.

    Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), City of Kingman Historic Preservation Commission, Main Street Kingman & National Park Service (NPS).

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    Mohave County Courthouse 1915

    by Yaqui Written Dec 23, 2012

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    The plaque reads:

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    Mohave County Courthouse
    Built 1915
    Built of locally quarried tufa stone, the Mohave County Courthouse has been the center of county government since 1915. It is the best example of Neo-Classical Revival style in Kingman. Its distinguishing features are a pedimented portico supported by four tapered Doric columns, a small iron-railed balcony over the main entry, and a centrally domed stained glass skylight above the second-story courtroom.

    Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), City of Kingman Historic Preservation Commission, Main Street Kingman & National Park Service (NPS).

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    World War I Memorial

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 23, 2012

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    The plaque reads:

    In Memory of
    The men and women
    Of Mohave County
    Who served in the
    World War
    1917-1918

    If you look at the foot of each statue you will see Spirit of the American Doughboy & Navy by - E. M. Viquesney.

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    Elks Lodge No. 468 Built 1903 to 1904

    by Yaqui Written Dec 23, 2012

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    The plaque reads:
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    Elks Lodge No.468
    Built 1903 to 1904; modified 1913
    The oldest lodge building in Kingman, this 1903-4 building was originally financed and cooperatively used by the Elks, the International Order of Odd Fellows, and the Knights of Pythias. The first story was used as an opera house. The Richardsonian Romanesque revival style is compatible with rusticated stone cut from nearby Metcalf Quarry.

    Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), City of Kingman Historic Preservation Commission, Main Street Kingman & National Park Service (NPS).

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    Little Red School House 1896

    by Yaqui Written Dec 23, 2012

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    The plaque reads:

    This building has been placed on
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    Little Red Schoolhouse
    Built 1896
    Noteworthy for its age and integrity, the "Little Red Schoolhouse" is the only pre-1900 public building extant in Kingman. It is a fine example of late Victorian architecture. One of the students who attended the school was Andy Devine, film star.

    Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), City of Kingman Historic Preservation Commission, Main Street Kingman & National Park Service (NPS).

    The second plaque is located to the right of the entrance - dated 1974 reads:
    The Daughters of
    Mohave County Pioneers
    Dedicate
    The Little Red Schoolhouse
    Kingman's first permanent school
    As a
    Historical Building
    Erected 1895-1896

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    U.S. Post Office 1935

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 23, 2012

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    The plaque reads:

    This building has been placed on
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    By the United States Department of the Interior.
    U.S. Post Office
    Built 1935
    A monument to massive federal building programs during the 1930's, construction of the post office represents the first major Federal construction project in Kingman. Its completion was a major event in the town. The building is constructed of concrete and stucco with arched windows, a Period Revival style with Italianate influences.

    Arizona State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), City of Kingman Historic Preservation Commission, Main Street Kingman & National Park Service (NPS).

    Other inscripton located on the lower left corner of the building:
    Henry Morgenthau Jr.
    Secretary of the Treasury
    James A Farley
    Postmaster General
    Louis A Simon
    Supervisiing Architect
    Neal A Melick
    Supervising Engineer
    1935

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    Central Commercial Company 1917

    by Yaqui Written Dec 23, 2012

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    America's most amazing store (1917-1978)was the original location of a livery stable and feed yard. Restored in 2008, the Central Commercial Company Building received a 2008 Governor's Heritage Preservation Honor Award.

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    Railroad Depot 1906

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 23, 2012

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    Built around 1906, this was Kingman's third depot at this location. The first was built in 1885 and destroyed by fire in 1900 and the second 1900-1906. The building has been remodeled and houses a wonderful Train Museum and Amtrak passenger waiting area.

    The plaque reads:
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    by the United States Department of the Interior

    Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Depot built 1907
    Kingman's early existence depended upon the railroad. The town's role as a shippiing and commerce center was enhanced by the building of a modern, large depot during the first decade of the 20th century. The depot was built in the Mission Revival style of concrete and stucco. The curvilinear parapets, open overhanging eaves treatment, and plaiin stuccoed walls are common to the Mission Revival style.

    Arizona State Historic Reservation Office (SHPO)
    City of Kingman Historic Preservation Commission
    Main Street Kingman & National Park Service (NPS)

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    Mohave Museum of History and Arts

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 23, 2012

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    This museum offers a wide variety educational information of the history of Northwestern Arizona Dioramas & murals of prehistoric times to the present. A wonderful exhibit of a local Andy Devine that became a movie celebrity. Lots of wonderful outdoor exhibits of ranching, mining, and railroad artifacts. There is even a wonderful library.

    Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
    Sat 1pm-5pm
    Closed Sunday and major holidays.
    Be sure to call to check to see if they had any changes to times and days they are open.

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    Powerhouse Visitor Center & Route 66 Musuem

    by Yaqui Written Dec 23, 2012

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    Once the main building that supplied electrical power to the city of Kingman from 1907-1911, it now serves as the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce, Powerhouse Route 66 Museum, Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona Gifts Shop and Carlos Elmer (Arizona Highway's photographer) Gallery.

    Open 7 Days a week 8am-5pm according the web site.

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