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Ghost town’s renovated general store lists for $1.1M

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This lonely landmark is looking for a new owner.

A meticulously renovated Old West general store is looking for a janitor to take care of its shelves and history.

The ghost town of Pierce, Arizona — “the gateway to the famous Fort Cochise in the majestic and sacred Dragoon Mountains,” populated about a 90-minute drive from Tucson. less than 2,000 — A carefully restored reincarnation of one woman is now for sale. The 905 Ghost Town Trail property is listed as a one-bedroom, three-bathroom home and is currently asking for $1.1 million.

“This commercial property has been in the same place since 1895. It was a one-stop shop, much like a department store today,” said Realty One Group Integrity listing agent Patsy Nyberg. told an insider An old general store building purchased in 1996 by a woman named Patricia Barris and her late husband Michael. National Register of Historic Places.

He died before the job was finished, but after his death his wife devoted herself to completing the work with the help of local craftsmen. (She did some carpentry work, she told The Post.) In 2019, about three years after Michael’s death, it was completed from the stuccoed façade, repairing the original railings, ladders and shelving. — for additional relics and period decorations.

Beyond the one-bedroom residential portion that future owners can turn into a vacation rental by adding rooms, Burris has turned the space into a museum showcasing the history of the former mining town. list It’s been in and out of the market for the past few years. (For its part, the apartment is fully equipped with a dining room and kitchen with working vintage appliances.)

“[Burris] She has filled this place with antiques she has been searching for over the years. A lot of that will be communicated in the sale,” Nyberg told an insider.

Barris temporarily lived in the property, known as the Old Pierce Mercantile, and while her home — Pierce’s former post office — was being renovated, she still checks the space daily. . Waiting for the new owner to vacate.

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