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Tombstone in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Built on this site 1882

 
 
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, February 19, 2010
1. St. Paul's Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. The First Protestant Church in Arizona Territory under the direction of Endicott Peabody who conducted the first services in this building on June 18, 1882.

The structure is of hand formed adobe brick, stuccoed in 1970 to protect the adobe. The ceiling and roof were constructed of timber hauled in by ox carts from the Chiricahua Mountains and are still protecting this historic landmark.

The stained glass windows, the pews, altar rail are all the originals unchanged over the years. The light fixtures although now electrified are the originals that came off a clipper ship anchored in San Francisco. The piano dates from 1891 and the altar cross was donated in 1905.

St. Paul's
has never closed it's doors and continues to serve the people of Tombstone and the surrounding area to this day.

 
Erected by St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
 
Location. 31° 42.896′ N, 110° 4.048′ W. Marker is in Tombstone, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is on North 3rd Street near East Safford Street (Arizona Highway 80), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The church is located on the corner of North 3rd Street and East Safford Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 North 3rd Street, Tombstone AZ 85638, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, February 19, 2010
2. St. Paul's Episcopal Church Marker
This marker is mounted to the left of the entrance door and the National Register of Historic Places plaque is mounted to the right.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tombstone City Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Can Can Restaurant (about 800 feet away); Cochise County Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Campbell & Hatch Saloon and Billiard Parlor (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Grand Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rose Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Oriental Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Owl Cafe and Tourist Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tombstone.
 
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, February 19, 2010
3. St. Paul's Episcopal Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, February 19, 2010
4. St. Paul's Episcopal Church Plaque
Plaque is just to right of entrance.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church image, Click for more information
By Frederick D. Nichols, Photographer, November 1937
5. St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress) HABS ARIZ,2-TOMB,7-
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,710 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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