Verkamp Building

Verkamp Building (HM14F6)

Location: Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Coconino County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 11.881', W 111° 38.854'

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1899

John G. Verkamp came to Flagstaff in the 1890's. He first worked for the Babbitts (three of his sisters were married to Babbitt Brothers), then succeeded in a number of business on his own, including lumber, livestock and merchandising. He is best known today for the Verkamp curio store at the Grand Canyon.
In 1899, Verkamp and T.A. Rickel constructed this brick building. The men rented the upper floor to the Elks, so it was known as the Elks Hall.
The ground floor was occupied most of its life by drug stores. Among the drug store operators were Kahl, Breen and Moore. The basement became Flagstaff's first bowling alley. McGaugh's Newstand moved here in 1978.
In 1926, when construction of the Monte Vista Hotel began, the newspaper office was on the hotel site. Fred Breen, the newspaper owner, built a new office for the paper next to this building, which he also owned. In 1927, he applied new brick facing to tie the two buildings together. The Elks moved the same year, and the upper floor was converted to apartments.
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HM NumberHM14F6
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Year Placed1994
Placed ByShirley & James Westbrook, Richard & Sherry Mangum and the Main Street Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 6:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 441050 N 3895194
Decimal Degrees35.19801667, -111.64756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 11.881', W 111° 38.854'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 11' 52.86" N, 111° 38' 51.24" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff AZ 86001, US
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