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

Congress Street

Calle de la Alegria

 
 
Congress Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 32° 13.328′ N, 110° 58.033′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. It is in Pie Allen. Marker is at the intersection of East Congress Street and North 5th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Congress Street. Marker is mounted horizontally in the sidewalk on the northwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 245 E Congress St, Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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);
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Southern Pacific Railroad (about 300 feet away); Broadway Boulevard (about 400 feet away); Wyatt Earp Shot Frank Stilwell… (about 600 feet away); Locomotive 1673 / Locomotora 1673 (about 700 feet away); Historic Fourth Avenue Underpass (about 800 feet away); Fourth Avenue Underpass (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Congress Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 27, 2013
2. Congress Street Marker
Congress Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 27, 2013
3. Congress Street Marker
View east on Congress Street.
Congress Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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