Ruby was approved for listing with the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The property owners have started a historic preservation project to restore a small part of the old town to some of its original form. The Arizona State Parks Board provided Ruby with a historic preservation grant in 1993 to begin this restoration. That initial phase focused on re-establishing the perimeter fences and stabilizing the remaining historic buildings. In 2007, the Southwestern Foundation awarded Ruby a historic preservation grant to do extensive stabilization of the School, Warehouse and Courthouse. Work on this phase, including a new front wall in the School House, began in November, 2009.
Since then, Ruby achieved non-profit 501(c)3 status for its restoration foundation, the Ruby Mines Restoration Project [EIN 36-4661715]. This allows Ruby to receive donations and apply for historic preservation grants to carry out restoration and stabilization.
Photos by Pat Frederick
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