Category Archives: Graham County

Safford City Council approves fund-raiser for old theatre

[Source: Aimee Staten, Eastern Arizona Courier] — Nobody knows the ultimate fate of the old Safford Theatre on Main Street, but the City Council was willing to approve a Labor Day fund-raiser to aid in preservation of the building. The city of Safford conducted a study that found the structure unsafe in 2007, and the owners, David and Susan Duros, haven’t yet heard whether a grant to list it as a historic building and fund a historic preservation plan for the crumbling building has been approved. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]

Geronimo Station

Located between Safford and Globe on the westbound side of Interstate 70 is the small store, gas station, and four-casita motel (complete with carports between the units). Constructed of adobe in the 1930s and 40s to accommodate travelers heading west, it’s one of the few original buildings still standing in the state-registered historic town-site of Geronimo. The property is in poor condition and is deteriorating from neglect. (Photo source: Kurt Wenner.)

August 2007 Update: Unfortunately, at least one guest unit roof has caved in, walls continue to deteriorate, and more junk cars are left on the premises.