Walk Around Florence, Arizona- February 17, 2018- Pinal County Historical Court House
February 20, 2020
A few weeks ago, I published a post about my walk around South Main Street in Florence, Arizona. You can read the post here. In this post, I wanted to talk about the area of Florence I walked around and took photographs of after exploring South Main Street: The Pinal County Historic Court House.
As with the previous post, I took these photographs on February 17, 2018. It was a Sunday, which is the quietest day of the week in Florence and is the best time to take photographs without many people or cars in the way.After taking the photographs in the first post, I walked down 12th Street to the Pinal County Court House. I walked on the South side of the street, right next to the old post office.
Between the sidewalk and street are orange trees. When I was young, I was told the oranges that are decorative and should not be eaten. The reason why the town planted these kinds of orange trees is to prevent people from picking and eating them.
I am happy to see these trees are still alive. I always thought the town would cut them down by now.
When I reached the corner of 12th Street and Bailey Street, I saw the Pinal County School Superintendent building…
Before this building became the Pinal County School Superintendent Building, it was a store that sold many things including clothes, shoes, and supplies that anyone may need. It closed many years ago.
After seeing the building, I walked further until I reached the corner of 12th Street and Pinal Street, right across from the Pinal County Court House…
The court house is no longer serves as the court house and is now part of the Pinal County Administrative Complex. It was built in 1891 and is officially called the Second Pinal County Court House. It fell into disrepair in 2005 and in 2011 Pinal County supervisors approved to restore the court house to it’s former glory. More about the court house’s history can be read and here and an article providing more information about what the renovations will take place can be read at Tucson Local Media here as well as on the official Pinal County website here.