Celebrating Yuma's Rich History
Transforming Yuma's Riverfront |
Celebrating Yuma's Rich History |
Helping Revitalize Historic Downtown
The Yuma Area is rich in historical resources, buildings, bridges, neighborhoods, and archaeological sites.
One important function of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is to work with partners to preserve and protect these valuable resources.
Many original structures on Yuma's Main Street were destroyed in flooding. These concrete structures were built after 1916, many having been rehabilitated and put back into use in recent years.
An important Heritage Area project will be the renovation of the Hotel Del Sol, a structure dating from the mid 1920's which has been empty for a number of years
The Gandolfo Theatre was long a center of community activity. Through a public/private partnership the building has recently been renovated and will continue its useful life for years to come.
The Pivot Point Interpretive Plaza
The Pivot Point Interpretive Plaza is a $1.75 million undertaking intended to showcase the history of the Yuma Crossing and to connect the commercial redevelopment with Gateway Park.
The Pivot Point Interpretive Plaza will showcase interpretations of the Rail Passenger Station and Hotel, the Ferry Crossing, the Locomotive Cab, the Pivot and Swing Bridge, Directions to The Syphon, and the Three Railroad Bridges