An Arizona native told me recently that when he was growing up he thought Globe-Miami was the name of a single town because they were always linked in weather forecasts. Miami is a little sister to Globe. Both towns share the challenges that have come with the decline of copper mining in the region.
That explains a lot about Miami's business district, which has a wealth of historic buildings but few merchants. Too many buildings are boarded up and begging for renovation. That includes the two-story Traveler's Hotel (below left) on Sullivan Street that backs up to Bloody Tanks Wash.
The red and blue building (below right) was a Miami firehouse and later a hotel. Colorful downtown buildings have brightened up what would otherwise be a black and white historic district.
The Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum, 150 N. Plaza Circle, tells the stories of the Miami's mining history. It's open Thursday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.
Another bright spot in Miami is the Copper Miner's Rest bed and breakfast on Chisolm Avenue. It was the Soderman Building constructed from 1917-21 to replace a 1910 frame building, according to reports. The Sodermans operated operated a rooming house and the Wasa Bar, named for a region in their native Finland. Naturally, it included a Finnish sauna that was in use until 1950. The Soderman Building has been a B&B for a decade.