Photograph of the Empire Ranch homestead ca. 1900.
Empire Ranch -- Buildings (F1) [Arizona, Southwestern & Miscellaneous Photograph Collection] Special Collections
The Empire Ranch ca. 1900
The Empire Ranch homestead was originally a four-room adobe building without windows and doors. Improvements were made such as adding a kitchen, pantry, cook's room, and business office. Further improvements were made with the arrival of Walter's new bride in the summer of 1881.