Monthly Archives: December 2012
This 1937 photo shows the abandoned fire house. Today it is used as a senior center.
Built in 1882 the Crystal Palace was the most opulent bar in town with local power brokers residing on the second floor. It was closed by Prohibition but the building later served as a bus station, warehouse then movie theater with the second floor removed. Restored to its former grandeur in 1963 using many old … Continue reading
Allen Street photo taken in 1880
Interior photos taken in 1885
Built in 1881. Photo taken in 1940.
Built in 1882 the photo shows the court house in 1931 two years after the capital was moved to Bisbee. Today it is a museum–Arizona’s smallest state park.
Tombstone’s newspaper office was founded in 1880 and still publishes today. Photo taken in 1940.
Theater, saloon, gambling hall and brothel, the Bird Cage opened on Christmas Day 1881 and was open 24/7 until it finally closed in 1889. Crib compartments hanging from the ceiling gave it its name and inspired the most popular song of the day–She’s Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage. 140 bullet holes can still be … Continue reading