The 31st Annual Historic Home and Building Tour and The Annual Antique Show are being held in Globe on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, so mark your calendar now for these outstanding events. The Tour is sponsored by the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Antique Show is sponsored by the Gila County Historical Museum.
The Antique Show will feature a great variety of antiques’ vendors from the Globe-Miami area as well as from around the state. It is being held at the Globe High School Gymnasium located just half a block off U. S. 60 on High Street. The Show is free of charge to visitors and hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There is plentiful parking nearby for those who are not participating in the Historic Tour.
The Home and Building Tours leave from—and tickets are sold at—the historic train depot at the corner of Sycamore and Broad in downtown Globe from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The $15 admission includes a commemorative copper ticket, admission to a lineup of Territorial-era homes and buildings and drop-off and pick up at the Antique Show if desired. Tour participants can leave their car keys in their pockets and just sit back and relax while being driven through this hilly mining town. Vehicles—including a limousine—used during the tour are donated by local car dealers for the event.
Those on the Tour will enjoy visits to small bungalows that housed the early day miners, larger Craftsman style homes that housed early day business owners and more homes that catered to early day residents. Among the buildings on tour is the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church. The acquisition of property to the south side of the church has opened up the area for a beautiful garden as well as allowing the sun to come through the magnificent stained glass windows.
The Gila County Courthouse has been featured on earlier tours, but the brand new elevator will allow access to the third floor community theater (once the Superior Court holdings) and several restored rooms. If you’ve ever quailed at the thought of the front stairs on this historic building, put your concerns to rest and use the elevator to head up in comfort and style.
Among the featured events during the weekend are pancake breakfasts on both Saturday and Sunday, a chili lunch on Saturday and a concert by the Centennial Band.
Globe-Miami is in the foothills of the Pinal Mountains at an elevation of 3,500 feet in central Arizona and a visit to the area is a step back in time. With wonderful downtown buildings still intact and historic cottages and homes lining the hills, visitors can truly feel what it might have been like 100 years ago.
A large number and variety of antique shops in the area offer everything from collectibles to furniture to just plain fun stuff that brings to mind “the good old days.” Check the Globe-Miami “Antique Stores” ad for more information.
There is much to see and experience in this community; its mining history, Old West traditions and the Native American culture offer a wide range of the Southwestern experience.
To learn more about the Globe-Miami area or the Historic Tour, visit www.globemiamichamber.com or call the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce at 800-804-5623. For information on the Antique Show—including vendor booth availability—contact Donna Anderson at the Gila County Historical Museum by mail at P. O. Box 2891, Globe, 85502, or call 928-425-7385.