Threatened Landmark-Magma Hotel, Superior (AZ)

This grand old structure was also known as MacPherson’s Hotel Magma.  On the National Register of Historic Places since 1994, the Magma’s original concrete structure was constructed in 1912 by owner John M. MacPherson.  In 1916, the adobe addition, which is now collapsing, was added.  In 1923, the red brick two-story rectangular hotel section was constructed and connected to the adobe by a one-story lobby with a high ceiling.  The brick addition created a courtyard through which hotel guests entered.[i]


[i] “State of emergency declared as Magma’s adobe structure continues to crumble”; Cindy Tracy; Superior Sun, December 19th, 2007.

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