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Hanniger Johnson Building
Bisbee, Arizona


Description: Hanniger Johnson Building
Other Names: Woolworth Building (1919); Campbell Income Tax Service (1926)
Address: 31-33 Main Street, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona
Type: commercial: retail and office building
Original Client: Hanniger and Johnson
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1907
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: faces south; three stories and attic; 53 feet, one inch wide; three bay facade with heavy cornice, small pediments and arched central windows.
Budget/Cost: $40,000.

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: cast stone ornament
Remodeling and Additions: when Woolworths cam in 1919, they leased the building and were allowed to do any alterations on the building

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collections

Bibliography: (1) Tom Vaughan, Bisbee’s Transition Years: 1899-1910 Quarterly, volume 14, number 4 (winter, 1984), pages 8, 21 and 22 (date of building, identification of Henry Trost as architect, discussion of brick used, and photograph showing the building following fire of 1908)
(2) Copper Queen to Add to Big Store, Bisbee Daily Review, February 28,1906, page 6: The building where the Maze saloon now is to be replaced by a brick, two story building. This property is owned by George and Harry Henninger. Plans for this building are already laid and work is expected to start in a few weeks. [The passage refers to a two story building, and therefore may refer to another structure.]

Remarks: The bricks cam from St. Louis and were the first hydraulic pressed bricks to be used in the territory.

Although not originally built as a Woolworth store, the building was used for that purpose for some years, ending in 1972. The building shares a roofline with the building to the west. Differing spellings of Hanniger are found: Henniger, Henninger, etc.

The building housed the Maze Bar, offices and lodge rooms.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990.