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Tempe in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Niels Petersen House

 
 
The Niels Petersen House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
1. The Niels Petersen House Marker
Inscription. Niels Petersen, a Danish immigrant, homesteaded 160 acres in Tempe in 1872. He was involved in almost every aspect of area development and was an organizer of the Tempe Methodist Episcopal Church in 1888.

This Queen Anne style farm house was designed by James Creighton in 1892 and built on the homestead for Niels and Susanna Decker Petersen. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

This plaque is a bicentennial project of the Tempe Historical Society
 
Erected by Tempe Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 23.602′ N, 111° 57.703′ W. Marker is in Tempe, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from West Southern Avenue near South Priest Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker and Building are located at the Odd Fellows - Petersen Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1414 West Southern Avenue, Tempe AZ 85282, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Double Butte Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Farmer - Goodwin Mansion (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tempe Hardware Building (approx. 2.5 miles away);
The Niels Petersen House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
2. The Niels Petersen House Marker
"The Old Church" (approx. 2.5 miles away); Tempe Bakery/Hackett House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hayden House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of Hayden's Ferry (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hunt Bass Hatchery (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tempe.
 
Regarding The Niels Petersen House. The Niels Petersen House is now the site of the Petersen House Museum.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tempe - Niels Petersen House Historic Property Survey. This Museum Property Survey details the historic significance of this building and its 19th Century owner, Niels Petersen, a Danish immigrant and prominent local farmer and entrepreneur. (Submitted on February 15, 2010.) 

2. The Peterson House Museum. (Submitted on February 15, 2010.)
3. Niels Petersen. A short biography of Niels Petersen from the Petersen House Museum Website. (Submitted on February 15, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
The Niels Petersen House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
3. The Niels Petersen House
The Niels Petersen House image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin, December 28, 2010
4. The Niels Petersen House
Plaque Mounted Near the Front Door of the House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
5. Plaque Mounted Near the Front Door of the House
Arizona Odd Fellow - Rebekah
Historical Society
Petersen Memorial Estate
Est Nov - 1969
 
 
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