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

Farmer - Goodwin Mansion

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
1. Farmer-Goodwin Mansion Marker
Inscription. Begun in 1885, this adobe house was completed in February 1886 by Hiram Bradford Farmer. Professor Farmer was the first principal and sole instructor of the newly founded Territorial Normal School, now Arizona State University. Unofficially the building served as the first dormitory since Mrs. Farmer accepted women students as boarders. In 1902 the property was sold to Mrs. James C. Goodwin.

The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Tempe Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 25.261′ N, 111° 56.653′ W. Marker is in Tempe, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on South Farmer Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located between West University Drive and West 9th Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 820 South Farmer Avenue, Tempe AZ 85281, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tempe Hardware Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tempe Bakery/Hackett House (approx. 0.4 miles away); "The Old Church" (approx. half a mile away); Hayden House (approx.
Farmer-Goodwin Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
2. Farmer-Goodwin Mansion Marker
0.6 miles away); Site of Hayden's Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Double Butte Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Hunt Bass Hatchery (approx. 2.1 miles away); George W. P. Hunt / Arizona's First Governor (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tempe.
 
Also see . . .  A Phoenix New Times 2005 Editorial – Is the Farmer-Goodwin Mansion Bulldozer Bound?. This article was published in the Phoenix New Times on January 27, 2005. (Submitted on February 15, 2010.) 
 
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Farmer-Goodwin Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
3. Farmer-Goodwin Mansion
Farmer-Goodwin Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
4. Farmer-Goodwin Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,207 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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