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

Tempe Hardware Building

 
 
Tempe Hardware Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
1. Tempe Hardware Building Marker
Inscription.  Known as the Odd Fellows Hall when it was built in 1898, this building is the oldest surviving three story brick commercial building in Maricopa County. Its 2-story high ballroom, located on the second floor, has hosted several fraternal organizations, Tempe's City Council, and served as a meeting hall for Tempe's first Mormon congregation. It was also the scene of dances, political rallies, and town meetings. Its second and third floor offices housed such diverse tenants as the State National Guard and the Tempe Irrigating Canal Company. The Curry Family operated the Tempe Hardware from 1906 to 1976. The building was rehabilitated in 1982, and then placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Tempe Leadership Class V.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 33° 25.482′ N, 111° 56.402′ W. Marker is in Tempe, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on South Mill Avenue
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, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 522 South Mill Avenue, Tempe AZ 85281, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tempe Bakery/Hackett House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hayden House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Hayden's Ferry (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Old Church" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Farmer - Goodwin Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Krause Hall (approx. half a mile away); Site of Goodwin Stadium 1936-1978 (approx. 0.7 miles away); George W. P. Hunt / Arizona's First Governor (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tempe.
 
Tempe Hardware Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
2. Tempe Hardware Building Marker
Tempe Hardware Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
3. Tempe Hardware Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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