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

Old Main

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
1. Old Main Marker
Inscription. On March 12, 1885 Governor Frederick A. Tritle signed legislation creating the University of Arizona. Selim M. Franklin and C.C. Stephens, Pima delegates to the 13th Territorial Legislature fathered this Bill. Jacob S. Mansfeld solicited the 40-acre site from William S. Read, E.B. Gifford and Ben C. Parker. James M. Creighton was architect; M.J. Sullivan, contractor. Groundbreaking was October 27, 1887. Classes started October 1, 1891, with 6 faculty, 6 freshmen and 26 preparatory students. "Old Main" is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Spanish Translation:
Old Main
El 12 de Marzo 1885, El Gobernador Frederick A. Tritle firmó el acta funando La Universidad de Arizona, legislación iniciada por Selim M. Franklin y C.C. Stephens, delegados a la 13a Legislatura Territorial. Jacob S. Mansfeld solicitó los 40 acres de William S. Read, E.B. Gifford y Ben Parker. El 21 de Octubre 1887, empezaron la obra, James M. Creighton, arquitecto, y M. J. Sullivan, contratista. El 1 de Octubre 1891, 6 profesores recibieron a 6 alumnos de la Universidad y 26 de la preparatoria. “Old Main” está en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos.
 
Erected by Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location.
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By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
2. Old Main Marker
Spanish translation of marker text.
32° 13.912′ N, 110° 52.219′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from East University Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker has been moved to the lower east entrance of the building. Old Main is on the U of A campus and accessible from East University Boulevard. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Airmen Memorial Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Lowell (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Lowell (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cottonwood Lane (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Lowell (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Lowell 1873-1891 / Post Hospital (approx. 2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Officers' Quarters (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Also see . . .  University of Arizona History Tour. The history of Old Main is detailed on page 2 of the tour. (Submitted on January 12, 2010.) 
 
Additional keywords. University of Arizona
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Old Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 9, 2017
3. Old Main Marker
Old Main image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
4. Old Main
Former location of Marker.
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By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
5. Old Main
View of Old Main from East University Blvd.
Old Main image. Click for more information.
By Frederick D. Nichols, Photographer, circa January 1938
6. Old Main
Library of Congress, Prints and Photograph Division
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,157 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on January 12, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   6. submitted on January 29, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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