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Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Congress Street

Calle de la Alegria

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 27, 2013
1. Congress Street Marker
Inscription. Originally named “Street of Joy” during Tucson’s Spanish period. In 1869, its name changed to Congress Street, derived from Charles O. Brown’s Congress Hall Saloon. In 1867, Arizona’s territorial capital was moved to Tucson and Brown’s saloon served as one of three meeting places for the Territorial Legislature.
 
Erected 2013 by City of Tucson Historic Preservation Office.
 
Location. 32° 13.328′ N, 110° 58.033′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is at the intersection of East Congress Street and North 5th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Congress Street. Click for map. Marker is mounted horizontally in the sidewalk on the northwest corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel Congress (within shouting distance of this marker); Toole Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southern Pacific Railroad (about 300 feet away); Broadway Boulevard (about 400 feet away); Wyatt Earp Shot Frank Stilwell... (about
Congress Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 27, 2013
2. Congress Street Marker
600 feet away); Locomotive 1673 (about 700 feet away); Historic Fourth Avenue Underpass (about 800 feet away); Fourth Avenue Underpass (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
 
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Congress Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 27, 2013
3. Congress Street Marker
View east on Congress Street.
Congress Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 27, 2013
4. Congress Street
View west on Congress Street from 5th Avenue. Photo taken early on a Sunday morning.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 10 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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