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The Second Pinal County Courthouse, built in 1891, is an historic three-story redbrick courthouse located at Pinal and 12th streets in Florence, Pinal County, Arizona, United States. Designed by prominent Arizona architect James M. Creighton in the Late Victorian Revival style of architecture, it is Pinal County's second courthouse. It is topped by an ornate clock tower, but due to a lack of funds, the clockworks was never installed. Instead a clock was painted on it with the hands set at 11:44. Replaced in 1961 by another courthouse, it fell into disrepair and it was closed in 2005. In 2007 it was declared to be one of the most endangered historic buildings in Arizona. In January 2011, the county supervisors approved a plan to renovate the building and restore it to its former glory so that it can be used by the supervisors and other county entities. On August 2, 1978, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[2][3][4][5][6]

Second Pinal County Courthouse
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Second Pinal County Courthouse, 2005
Second Pinal County Courthouse is located in Arizona
Second Pinal County Courthouse
Second Pinal County Courthouse is located in the United States
Second Pinal County Courthouse
LocationPinal and 12th Sts., Florence, Arizona
Coordinates33°1′56″N 111°23′6″W / 33.03222°N 111.38500°W / 33.03222; -111.38500Coordinates: 33°1′56″N 111°23′6″W / 33.03222°N 111.38500°W / 33.03222; -111.38500
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1891
ArchitectJames M. Creighton
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference #78000568[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 2, 1978

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ History of the Second Pinal County Courthouse
  3. ^ Historic Pinal County courthouse getting a new, old look
  4. ^ 2007 Most Endangered: Second Pinal County Courthouse
  5. ^ Pinal County courthouse getting a facelift
  6. ^ Supervisors approve 1891 courthouse rehab

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