Originally known as the Golden Eagle Brewing Company, this establishment was one of early Tombstone's first saloons. It occupied just a small lot of about 50 by 30 feet while the brewery was in another structure to the rear. Named after its builder, Benjamin Wehrfritz, the Wehrfritz Building was expanded by adding a second story to house the offices for such notables as U.S. Deputy Marshal Virgil Earp, attorney George W. Berry, and Dr. George E. Goodfellow. It is even known that "Buckskin" Frank Leslie was a night watchman here for a short time.
Here is a snapshot timeline:
- Originated in 1879 as the Golden Eagle Brewery
- Burnt down in the devastating 1882 town fire, but was soon rebuilt in the same spot - as the renamed Crystal Palace Saloon
- Reinvented itself for awhile as a theater
- After prohibition - back in business as a restored saloon!!
- Still open today - as the historic Crystal Palace Saloon
Business: Crystal Palace Saloon
Contact Phone Number: 520-457-3611
Website Address: www.crystalpalacesaloon.com/
Facebook Address: www.facebook.com/crystalpalacesaloonaz/
Location: 436 E. Allen Street, Tombstone AZ 85638
Saloon: Open Daily from 11am-til' close
Restaurant: Open 11am-8pm Daily
Entertainment Friday and Saturday Nights