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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, November 10, 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° 13.317′ N, 110° 58.283′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is at the intersection of West Congress Street and Stone Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West 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. Fox Tucson Theatre (a few steps from this marker); Jácome’s (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roy Place "Montgomery Ward" Building (about 300 feet away); Charles O. Brown House (about 400 feet away); La Catedral de San Agustin (about 400
Congress Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 10, 2013
2. Congress Street Marker
feet away); August 20th Park (about 400 feet away); Scott Avenue (about 500 feet away); Convent Street (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 10, 2013
3. Congress Street
View west on Congress Street. Marker is at far right by the windows.
Congress Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 10, 2013
4. Congress Street
View east on Congress Street. Marker is at lower left in photo.
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circa 1870
5. Tucson Landmarks
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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