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For Sale: Wild West Ghost Town of Pearce, Arizona

The Wild West Ghost Town of Pearce, Arizona is For Sale with Patsy Nyberg of Realty One Group.

Agent's Description:

“Arizona Ghost Town Museum: A RARE opportunity to own your own museum! Step back in time to the turn of the century Wild West Ghost Town of Pearce Arizona. Located in south eastern Arizona, Pearce is gateway to the famed Cochise Stronghold in the majestic, sacred Dragoon mountains.

The Old Pearce Mercantile is a jewel in the high desert. This pristine, ''One of a Kind'' property, registered in the National Register of Historic Places, has been extensively renovated inside and out, returning it to it's original glory with modern day conveniences! Following careful planning to preserve it's integrity, using materials to match the period, the restoration was completed in 2019 by local artisans recognized for meticulous, detailed, old world craftsmanship.

The two-story adobe structure was built in 1895 with cedar and redwood beams. The cast metal facade was added to the front of the building by Charles Renaud. It is one of the largest adobe structures in Cochise County. The treasure trove that conveys with sale includes antiques, furnishings and collectables and represents the owners artistic attention to detail and love of history. The vestibule, which features a booth with a teller window brought over the Dragoon Mountains from the post office in Tombstone! Metalwork from the original bank teller window now hangs displayed on the wall at the rear of the store which housed a Wells Fargo Bank. Another clever display is an antique “out-house” seat, hung on the wall outside the courtyard water closet!

The exterior courtyard leads to a working blacksmith shop, multiple storage areas, buggy garages, and ramada. Quaint living quarters in the rear of the store are expertly furnished with period pieces and fixtures. All entries and bathrooms are designed for easy accessibility. Newly installed iron fencing, gates, and a brick courtyard define the outdoor living spaces. You'll enjoy the high desert climate relaxing out back on the new private bricked patio accessible off the living room. Master crafted ironwork encloses the north patio off the Pearce Road entryway to the living quarters.

The possibilities for this property are endless: home, business, museum, event location (wedding venue), or even wine tasting room and store. Owner will negotiate 10 acres nearby that would be perfect for grape growing. The Willcox Bench produces three-quarters of the state's wine grapes. Nick-named “The New Napa”, there are currently more than 15 vineyards and award-winning wineries, dozens of small “boutique” vineyards, and numerous tasting rooms in the Willcox American Viticultural Area (AVA). Come to AZ wine country, escape the city and live the good life! Wide-open spaces with clear, dark skies and comfortable temperatures year-round make for excellent star-gazing and a relaxing lifestyle”.