ArtHub 402 E. Beale Street

This stop on the Discover Kingman walking tour is sponsored by the Kingman Rotary Club.

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by Jim Hinckley

About the ArtHub

On September 2, 1911, it was announced that M.I. Powers of Flagstaff based Citizens Bank was in Kingman to meet local business leaders and to survey the site at the corner of Fourth and Beale Streets where a Kingman branch bank was to be built. Lovin and Withers were retained as the contractors that first leveled existing buildings and dug a cellar.

Initial plans called for completion by late November of that year. But before construction commenced plans were adjusted to include a second story with offices, a store front, and post office. Except for interior details, the building was completed in January 1912.

The building was remodeled after the opening of Central Commercial in 1917. From the closure of Citizens Bank until 1957 it housed Valley National Bank. With completion of a new building for Valley National Bank, the Powers Building was again remodeled and included as a part of the Central Commercial complex.

In 1978 the building was purchased by Babbitt’s and the façade extensively modernized. It was restored to its original appearance after acquisition by the Ott family.