Category Archives: Jerome

Hotel Jerome apartment project still possible

[Source: Philip Wright, Verde Valley News] — The idea of turning the old Hotel Jerome into modern, affordable-housing apartments is still alive. That is primarily through the efforts of Town Manager Brenda Man-Fletcher and a small cadre of Jerome residents who believe in the project. Man-Fletcher held a public information meeting Wednesday night in Town Hall. Her presentation was both to let people know what has been done and what might lie ahead. It’s all conceptual at this point. And Man-Fletcher isn’t making any promises.

She’s just trying to help the town figure out if the idea is viable or not. “We have a beautiful building,” Man-Fletcher said. “Right now it houses two art galleries. We have two floors that are completely unfinished.” She said when anyone tours those upper floors, flashlights must be used because there isn’t any electrical service. The building is home to the Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery, founded more than a decade ago to showcase the work of area artists. One of the subbasements is used each summer for the Jerome Kids Art Workshop.

[Note: To read the full article, click here. Photo source: Philip Wright, Verde Valley News.]

43rd annual Jerome historic home tour May 17-18

[] — Visit 8 historic homes and buildings throughout Jerome on May 17-18 from 9am-3pm as part of the 43rd Annual Jerome Home Tour. This year promises to be an exciting and interesting tour with a new look at the Phelps Dodge Administrative Office which has been beautifully restored at one end of town, down to 2 modern day ‘Jerome Style’ dream homes that have been works in progress for many years and are now ready for a first viewing.

A classic Victorian house, a 1904 cottage and authentic Gypsy Caravan, the beautiful and haunting Holy Cross Catholic Church, The Ladies Jail, and a charming 1914 home on the main road into Jerome …this fills out a roster that gives a cross-section of Jerome then and now. End the tour with refreshments at Jerome’s famous ‘Spook Hall.’ The piece de resistance of the tour is The Pink Lady House (pictured). The Riordan House, now referred to as The Pink Lady House because of its lovely and authentic Victorian paint scheme, was built in 1898. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]