Stop #4 on our downtown Flagstaff walking tour brings us back to the rough and rowdy, Wild West past of Flagstaff with the Parlor Saloon built by James Vail. So, let’s get started! New Town & Saloon Row When the residents first started to move their business and houses over to New Town or sometimes called the East End many were, of course, saloons. One of the very first was built by James Vail on

Welcome to stop #3 on our downtown Flagstaff walking tour! Today we are crossing Route 66 from the railroad to the explore the oldest building in downtown and it’s two almost equally as old neighbors, collectively called the Brannen Buildings. So let’s get started! Need to read Stop #1 first? Start here. —- The Brannen Buildings The buildings located at 102, 104, and 106 E Rte 66 are known as the Brannen Buildings. There were

Though there are many older buildings in downtown the 1926 Santa Fe Train Depot that now houses the Flagstaff Visitors Center and the local AmTrak station has been the traditional starting point for downtown tours for many decades. So, in keeping with tradition, today’s stop on our walking tour is all about the history of this uniquely constructed historic building. So let’s get started! — By the 1920’s, Flagstaff  was quite prosperous. The town had

In the early 1880’s the railroad was finally completed through Flagstaff and though it wasn’t in the original plans they decided to make Flagstaff an official stop on the line. This simple act helped solidify Flagstaff as a permanent settlement during a time when its future wasn’t so clear. Today we are making our second stop on the downtown Flagstaff tour to highlight the 1889 Santa Fe Train Depot building. So let’s get started! ——