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Sultan Brothers/Woolworth Building

1910 Sultan Building-Woolworth Store

A fire in the '30s destroyed the 2nd floor of the Sultan Building. It was rebuilt as a one story building with an Art Deco Facade.

United Jewelry:  2001 – Current

In 1910, brothers Louis and William Sultan constructed a newly reorganized two-story building on North Broad Street called the Sultan Brothers General Merchandise, after deciding the original one-story building in central Globe was too small. William successfully served as manager of the store, which offered an array of goods including crockery and gentleman’s furnishings. Prior to his role as manager, William Sultan served as the first mayor of Globe in 1907.

Woolworth's in Globe, Az. was established in 1916 and the last of the Woolworth's to close west of the Mississippi in 1997.
Woolworth's in Globe, Az. was established in 1916 and the last of the Woolworth's to close west of the Mississippi in 1997

In 1916, the F. W. Woolworth Company took ownership of the building until it was gutted by a fire in 1935. A new one-story structure, designed in the popular Art Deco Architectural style, was built using what remainder of the original building. Woolworth’s operated for 79 more years. In 1993, the parent company to Woolworth’s forced closure on 800 of it’s stores, and in 1997, the store in Globe was the last Woolworth’s to close west of the Mississippi River.

A 1925 view of United Jewelry Store in Miami

Today the store is owned and operated by Mary Bernstein and family as United Jewelry Store. Merchandise includes jewelry, musical instruments and sporting goods.

An ornate safe was put into the original United Jewelry Store by Abe Bernstein in 1920.
An ornate safe was put into the original United Jewelry Store by Abe Bernstein in 1920
Sarah, Amy, Kathy and Mary admire merchandise from United Jewelry Store

Phone: 928.425.7300

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:30-5:00 Saturday 9:30-4:00

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