W.W. Bass House – 1908 (#15) Historic Building
This house, located at the entrance of the Mexican-American food restaurant at the complex called “The Mecca,” was the home of Mr. & Mrs. Bass. Mr. Bass was one of Arizona’s pioneer photographers.
Cowboy and Dance Hall Girl (#16) Sculpture
Located south side of US 60 (Wickenburg Way) front entry to Bar 7 Lounge.
Pastime Pool Hall – 1893 (#17) Historic Building
A few doors past Best Western Rancho Grande Motel is a store which was the Tollman Grocery and then the Pastime Pool Hall as late as World War II. ‘Twas said that a continual card game was in progress 24 hours a day.’ Looking up you can see the stepped roofline that follows the exact pattern of the original building.
Orosco and Kerkes House – 1860s (#18) Historic Building | National Historic Register
The house was occupied by Fernando Orosco, a Hispanic pioneer. From 1922 until 1942 it was the home of Mr. & Mrs. Mike Kerkes and family. Kerkes Street was named in honor of their son Tommy who was killed in World War II.
Old Wishing Well (#19) Attraction
“Those who drink of the Hassayampa waters will never tell the truth again.”
As you stand before the Wishing Well, take a moment and look down Wickenburg Way... At the turn of the century you would be standing on the site of the telegraph office and to your left, at the bridge entrance, would be the site of the Miner’s Exchange Building. On each side of these buildings would be trails leading down to the river. The first bridge was not erected until 1913. In front of you, you would be looking at an area called “The Plaza,” with the Hotel Baxter standing where the office of the Best Western Rancho Grande Motel is now located. Beyond, on both sides of the street were adobe and frame buildings, homes and businesses, most still stand behind present day face-lifts.
Texas Hotel - 1895 (#20) Historic Building
It was moved from a mining area to this location circa 1904. Owned and operated by Everett and Myrtle Coxwell, the hotel had a restaurant on the street floor and eight rental units upstairs. Rooms were $1.50 a night or you could sleep on the beds on the screened porch for fifty cents. M3 Companies restored the building in 2007.
Etter General Store – 1864 (#21)Historic Building
Adjacent to the Gold Nugget Restaurant stands a large double-peaked adobe building to which a wooden front has been added.
Vaquero (#22) Sculpture
Seven generations of early Hispanic families still reside in Wickenburg. The Hispanic cowboys and their families were instrumental in developing Wickenburg’s rich culture.
Trinidad House – 1863 (#23) Historic Building
Built by the Trinidad family, this home may be the oldest house in Arizona. It served as a military post, a stage stop, and later a store. As you leave note the upper floor of the Texas Hotel.
Ocampo House – 1921 (#24) Historic Building
This residence was built by Marcella Ocampo, local business woman and a member of one of Wickenburg’s early pioneer Hispanic families.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum (#11) Historic Building | Attraction
A visit to Wickenburg is not complete without a tour of this museum. Reopened in December of 1975 after a disastrous fire in 1972, it is known as one of the finest museums in Arizona. Special exhibit rooms, street scenes and an outstanding collection of Western art are featured.
Thanks for the Rain (#12) Sculpture
A beautiful park and pavilion are now adjacent to the museum and features a larger-then-life sized stature “Thanks For the Rain” by Joe Beeler. The park, opened in 1988, is dedicated to the many volunteers who make the museum possible.