Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

In the late 1800s, Prescott epitomized the Wild West. Doc Holiday and Virgil Earp were regulars at the Palace, the oldest bar in Arizona, drinking in front of the hand carved bar (which is still a centerpiece at the saloon today). After a day of searching for gold, miners flocked to downtown Prescott to gamble, drink, find employment, or partake in a shootout. Montezuma Street, across from the 1916 Yavapai County courthouse, deservedly earned the name Whiskey Row, due to there being 40 saloons on the block. Courthouse Plaza Historic District is the oldest and best preserved architecture built in the Southwest during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  There has been little new construction here since the 1930s. The entire 17 acre Courthouse Plaza Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

4 thoughts on “Courthouse Plaza Historic District, Prescott, AZ

  1. Kimberly Chung says:

    Cool place, would be fun if we could travel time and witness what life was really like then. 😊

    1. I would love that. Unfortunately we will have to depend on movies! Ha. We are going to watch tombstone soon.

  2. Denise says:

    The architecture really impresses. Such craftsmanship out in what seemed to be the middle-of-nowhere! I love it. I don’t think we’ve been to Prescott. There is so much ‘close to home’ yet to be explored. I should have started younger. A1 is so dang lucky to have you as her tour guide through what is certain to be an exceptional life.

    1. Thank you! We are having fun! And it really has shaped her. The map on the news has a whole new meaning when places you have been are listed.

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