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

“The Old Church”

 
 
"The Old Church" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
1. "The Old Church" Marker
Inscription. Built in 1903 with stone from Tempe Butte and dedicated to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, this church is the oldest in the valley.
For decades it was the only Catholic Church in the area and former Pastors include Bishop James Davis of Santa Fe and Bishop Francis Green of Tucson. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
United States Department of the Interior
1980
 
Location. 33° 25.328′ N, 111° 56.111′ W. Marker is in Tempe, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of East University Drive and South College Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East University Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 East University Drive, 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. 0.3 miles away); Tempe Bakery/Hackett House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farmer - Goodwin Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Hayden House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Hayden's Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away); George W. P. Hunt / Arizona's First Governor
"The Old Church" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
2. "The Old Church" Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Hunt Bass Hatchery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Double Butte Cemetery (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tempe.
 
Also see . . .  Tempe Historic Property Survey. The Old St. Mary’s church is significant as a prominent landmark in Tempe and as a representative example of Territorial Victorian Romanesque Revival architecture. (Submitted on November 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
"The Old Church" image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
3. "The Old Church"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 407 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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