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Warren Arizona is on the Bisbee Lowell Warren Tour and the Copper City Territory Tour at Big Jeep Tours - Bisbee AZ
Warren AZ sits about three miles south of Old Bisbee at the southern end of the Mule Mountains and is a favorite place to visit on our Bisbee tours.
Warren is also about one mile south of the copper ore bodies and Arizona open pit mines like the Lavender Pit and the Sacramento Pit.
Warren started because Bisbee Arizona with its steep hillsides in Tombstone Canyon and Brewery Gulch was overcrowded and dirty. Animal carcasses and raw sewage littered the overcrowded canyon environment. A new community was needed to retain quality employees in the Bisbee mines.
Brewery Gulch Bisbee AZ
Planning for Warren AZ started with Louis W. Powell and the Calumet and Arizona Mining Company in Bisbee AZ.
Bisbee mines were booming when Warren AZ was planned.
Warren followed a “City Beautiful” plan like already successful examples in Washington DC, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Warren became Arizona’s “City Beautiful” and Arizona’s first planned community.
Warren is named after the lovable scoundrel George Warren who started the Bisbee mining companies with the Copper Queen Mine and the Warren Mining District.
Louis W. Powell, John Greenway, and the Calumet and Arizona Mining Company organized the Warren Company in 1905 which facilitated Warren’s development.
The groundbreaking ceremony happened in 1906 and the first completed structures were the Warren-Bisbee Railway Car Barn in 1907, the Calumet and Arizona Mining Company office building in 1909, and the Warren Ballpark in 1909.
Vista Park sits in the middle of Warren and is home to the Bisbee Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning.
Warren is designed as a “fan” shape with businesses and bungalow houses.
The Warren Bisbee Railway construction started at the same time and would connect Old Bisbee to Warren via electric trolley cars.
The Warren Ballpark opened in 1909 and is home of the 1917 Bisbee Deportation where IWW sympathizers were kidnapped and shipped out of Bisbee. It’s also the oldest multi-functional operating ballpark in America.
The Calumet and Arizona Guest House sits on the northern edge of Warren and is a popular bed and breakfast Bisbee.
The Copper Queen Hospital or Copper Queen Community Hospital is in the middle of Warren and was moved there to its fourth location in the 1950’s.
The Walter Douglas Mansion or Loma Linda House in Warren was designed and built in 1907 by renowned architect Henry C. Trost. Gustav Stickley designed and created the library which has been appraised for over $300,000 alone.
Loma Linda House
Walter Douglas House
The Greenway Mansion in Warren was owned and occupied first by Louis W. Powell, and later by John Greenway. Today it is a popular bed and breakfast in Bisbee AZ.
Parts of the Violent Saturday Movie, filmed in 1955 included Warren Arizona.
Gold Hill sits on the southern edge of Warren and has a quartz vein on its NE slope that drops placer gold in the nearby desert washes.
The Bisbee Airport, built in 1931, is three miles south of Warren on the way to Bisbee Junction.
The current Bisbee High School was moved to Warren in 1959 and is home to the Bisbee High School Pumas.
The Greenway Elementary School, completed in 1918, is named after John Greenway and sits just down the road from the Greenway Mansion. Your tour guide was struck by lightning at the Greenway Elementary School in 1976.
Greenway Elementary School
The Warren Golf Course or Warren Country Club sat about one mile south of Warren until the tailings from the Sacramento Pit mine caused it to be moved.
Dump 7 is located just north of Warren and holds the mining tailings from the Lavender Pit and the Holbrook Extension.
A Phelps Dodge Mercantile Store prospered in Warren until the mining activity stopped in Bisbee. Today, the building is the Bisbee Boys and Girls Club.
PD Merchantile Warren
Toxic copper water flowed about 1/2 mile from the Dallas Mine Shaft in South Bisbee along 30 ft tall wooden flues and dumped into a wash in Warren AZ. Kids of the day often played in the toxic water.
The Eddie King Little League Baseball Field is in Warren AZ just across the street from Bisbee High School.
Bisbee City Hall operated out of the Calumet and Arizona Mining Company office building until it burned down in 2017.
Bisbee City Hall
C & A Offices
Calumet & Arizona Mining Company Office Building
Johnny Depp is part of the history about Bisbee and visits Warren occasionally.
Ribics Clothing, Ben Franklin, the Grub Box, and the Rexall Drug Store were popular businesses in Warren AZ when mining activity flourished.
The Campbell Mine Shaft, deepest in the Bisbee area at 3334 ft sits along the northern edge of Warren, Arizona.
Campbell Mine Shaft
Bakerville, made up of homes moved from the open pit mines occupies the northern tip of Warren AZ and is home of the St Stephen Nemanja Orthodox Serbian Church.