Ella's Frontier Trading Post Collapsed?

Hi everyone,
I was driving along I-40 through Joseph City AZ last week, and from the road I noticed what I think was Ella’s Frontier Trading Post (I’m pretty sure I recognized the telephone poles used in the construction) and it looked like the building has collapsed. I’ve visited Ella’s Frontier Trading Post before (it was intact when I was there in Fall 2020), but I unfortunately didn’t have time to stop this time. Perhaps someone else on Atlas Obscura can confirm that Ella’s has collapsed. It would be a shame if it has.

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Oh, good question, and thanks for flagging this! Adding a link to the original place entry:

If anyone does have an update, please let us know!

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Near the bottom of this, you’ll find answers:

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Hi rostasi,

Thanks for answering my question! I do remember seeing that back building standing when I last visited Ella’s about a year and a half ago. What I must have seen was the collapsed remains of that part of the building. I’m glad work is being done to stabilize Ella’s Frontier Trading Post. I’m also glad I visited it before certain parts had to be torn down.

Here is an article about this: