Restore The A.S. Noon Building

$835 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 8 months


Help to preserve and restore The Noon Building, an iconic part of Southern Arizona’s border history!

The A.S. Noon Building, located in Nogales Arizona, was built in 1908 by Adolphus Samuel Noon and has remained within the Noon Family for generations & still does today.  In 1986, the Noon Building was added to the National Registry of Historic Places.  The Noon Building sits proudly on Grand Avenue in downtown Nogales, Arizona,  just a few hundred yards from the DeConcini Port of Entry to Mexico. It is the only flatiron building in Southern Arizona.  For over 109 years, The Noon Building has helped to shape the economy of downtown Nogales, contributing growth and opportunities for commerce, by providing business space for local merchants all within walking distance of the Nogales/Mexico border.

Here’s how you can help preserve and restore this beautiful piece of history. The Noon Building is in desperate need of restorative repairs. Without these repairs, The Noon Building cannot continue hosting space for local business ventures that contribute to the local economy.  Your help will help us restore our upstairs  & prevent further damage. 


 *Our main issue is the roof & our windows.  We have 3500 sq. foot roof that hasn't been updated in over 40 years.  In addition to a new, modern coating,  the wood must be replaced. Most of it being over 100 years old.  

*We have 40 windows to remove & replace upstairs.  They'll need to be custom made to match the originals in order to keep our "historic" status.  The leaky windows will continue to do damage in the walls. The "bandaids" are no longer working. 

*We have moldy plaster removal - as well as the rest of the plaster - our condition report advises us to remove all the plaster as it will take a lot of weight off of the building, not to mention it's falling off anyway.  We also have a small pigeon population & the cleanup that comes with it.  We have old, moldy furniture left when it was a rooming house in the 40's & 50's and other items that were left by previous downstairs commercial tenants that will need to be removed.  A lot of moldy junk & trash. 

*We need a fire escape. The 2nd floor was closed for use in the late 50's for lack of fire escape & hasn't been in use since.  

*The electrical will need to be updated. Up & downstairs.

*We will need an upstairs heating/cooling system. Those options are still being explored. 

*We will need permits from the city, county & state to do some of our work.

We thank you for your support and know that your contributions not only help to preserve and restore an iconic part of Southern Arizona history; but also help to inspire and transform a new generation of economic opportunity and growth for the Nogales Community. With your help, we can continue contributing to a vibrant downtown Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico community and economy. 

Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheNoonBuilding/

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! 

Adolphus Samuel Noon
Before there was The A.S. Noon Bldg., there was A.S. Noon Blacksmith & Machinist. 
The A.S. Noon Bldg. through the years
The A.S. Noon Bldg. through the years
The A.S. Noon Bldg. through the years
The A.S. Noon Bldg. through the years
The A.S. Noon Bldg. through the years
Intersection of Grand Ave, Elm St. & Arroyo Blvd.
Intersection of Grand Ave, Elm St. & Arroyo Blvd.
Looking South to Mexico & the DeConcinni Port of Entry from the roof

Leaking windows & crumbling plaster
Leaking windows

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Up on the roof trying to stop some new leaks, clean the gutters & repair swamp cooler issues.
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$835 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 8 months
Created June 5, 2017
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L Lampner
6 months ago

I hope this helps

Gracie Aguirre
6 months ago

Nogales use to be a beautiful town back in those days. It had elegance and character. Lets hope our little town will pull together and give you the support. Which I believe they will. Good Luck.

Mary Kasulaitis
7 months ago

This historic building is important!

Sylvia Ilan
8 months ago

Best of luck Sarah! I appreciate you trying to preserve the building for the history of Nogales and the Noon Family.

Ann Bassetti
8 months ago

This is a cool old building; well worth the effort to save! Not to mention historic. Good luck, Sarah!

Christine Courtland
8 months ago

Good luck Sarah! And family

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