Public invited to tour historic Downtown building’s renovation

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Graham County Chamber of Commerce: The public is invited to tour the renovation at the 5th Avenue Professional Suites’ Centennial on Friday, May 28, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Contributed Article/Courtesy Graham County Chamber of Commerce

SAFFORD – Holladay’s Photo Emporium and the Law Office of Jeremy J. Waite are excited to invite the community to the 5th Avenue Professional Suites Centennial on Friday, May 28, from 5 – 8 p.m. at 429 W. Main Street in Safford. They will provide tours and refreshments 100 years to the day from when Gila Valley residents walked through the building on May 28, 1921.

“We are excited for people to come see this beautiful, historic, and well-built building,” said Jeremy Waite, who spearheaded the recent renovation. The Arizona Trust and Savings Bank contracted Snell & Harvey of Phoenix, Arizona to begin construction on the building in August 1920.

Jeremy Waite is providing refreshments from the Cottage Bakery and old-fashioned soda from Thomas Family Traditions for anyone who would like to come to see the building. Gila Cheer All-Stars will be providing childcare at a “Kids Night Out” for $20/child or $30/family from 4 – 9 p.m. You can register for childcare at

Downtown Safford will be the place to be with Ginaveve’s Marketplace staying open late and two new businesses to Downtown, Gila Valley Made and the Gathering Scene – Candy’s will be open as well. Gila Valley Made’s new location in Downtown Safford will be open for the first time to the public from 4 – 9 p.m., and the Gathering Scene – Candy’s will be open from 6 – 9 p.m.