Historic Frontier Street, Wickenburg-AZ

Historic Frontier Street, Wickenburg-AZ

Wickenburg, AZ

http://www.wickenburgchamber.com

Founded in 1863 by ranchers and miners, the community recognizes this year our 155th anniversary. Pioneer settlers created a community which brought stagecoach posts and a railroad early on. In 1895 a beautiful train depot was built on Railroad Street(now Frontier Street), providing a landmark in the center of the downtown district. Today this structure remains as the front door to our community and the offices for the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. Recent improvements to the structure has provided upgrades, removal of hazardous materials, and updating exterior decks, loading dock and roof. Funding for the Interior restoration of the original storeroom. The 1895 Historic Depot faces Frontier Street and sees over 30,000 visitors each year. The pedestrian friendly streets and alleys, have murals and bronze statues depicting our heritage which guide residents and visitors to learn more, listening to narrative at the statues and walking the downtown area either by application on smart phones or picking up a brochure at the visitor center. To continue enhancements of this street would include outside banners, flowers, depot enhancements for visitor center and connectivity pathway from depot to our historic Drover Caboose and Locomotive nearby. Our Town of Wickenburg will enhance the locomotive and caboose area with covered Ramada with same materials as used in the Depot roof. The investment made since May 2017 for the Depot is over $275,000 dollars. A pledge of $25,000 from our Town, $50,000 from a grant and this mainstreet contest award would assist in reaching our $240,000 goal for Phase 2 to complete the interior and exterior as described.