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Florence in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

 
 
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
1. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  Completed in 1912, the Church of The Assumption is an example of the Mission Revival style of architecture. The third church built for Assumption Parish, it replaced the second church built on this site in 1884, which burned down in 1893. This church was designed under the direction of the parish priest Father Henry Heitz, the last of a long line of French-born priests in Florence.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
 
Erected by Town of Florence and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Arizona, Historic Florence Walking Tour series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 33° 2.058′ N, 111° 23.112′ W. Marker is in Florence, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on East 8th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 East 8th Street, Florence AZ 85132, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Capilla del Gila (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Jacob Suter House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Conrad Brunenkant Building (about 500 feet away); Sam Kee Residence (about 500 feet away); Jesus Martinez House (about 500 feet away); Spinas "Rental House" (about 600 feet away); Walker – Oury House (about 600 feet away); Cosgrove House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Regarding Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. This site is #3 on the self-guided Historic Florence Walking Tour.
 
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
2. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
3. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,519 times since then and 154 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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