Friday, July 6, 2012

America's Most Vertical City

Published by Curteich (1943)

Postcard Caption:
FRONT: Bird's Eye View of Jerome, Arizona
BACK: Jerome is one of Arizona's most interesting cities. Once a teeming mining camp of some 9,000 people, as the ore has been worked out its population has dwindled to less than half that number. Built on the steep mountainside, only one city block of its several miles of streets is on the level. So precipitous are the slopes that entrances from street level give access to third and fourth floors of many of its buildings.
Jerome was not too far from our house in Arizona, and we went there a few times. Promoted as a ghost town, it has some cute shops and great places to take photographs. The current population is less than 500.




Lizzie said...

This is so interesting. I want to go there.

Heather said...

Such a unique place. Love that last photo with the views of the front and back of the buildings.

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