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Temple of Music and Art

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
1. Temple of Music and Art Marker
Inscription. This cultural center was built through the efforts of the Saturday Morning Music Club. The grand opening October 28, 1927, starred violinist Jascha Heifetz. Many world-renowned artists followed upon the stage and in the galleries while local talent also gave recitals and concerts. Original home of the Tucson Fine Arts Association and the Tucson Boys Chorus. Restoration was begun in 1976. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Spanish Translation:
Templo de Música y Arte
Este centro cultural fue edificado por los esfuerzos del Saturday Morning Musical Club. El destacado violinista, Jascha Heifitz, tocó en la dedicación, Octubre 28, 1927. Artistas así de fama mundial como locales han aparecido aquí através de los años. Aquí se originaron los Tucson Boys’ Chorus y Tucson Fine Arts Association. Restaurándose desde 1976, está registrado en el National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Tucson – Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arizona, The Presidio Trail marker series.
 
Location. 32° 13.078′ N, 110° 58.18′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima
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By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
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Spanish translation of marker text.
County. Marker is on South Scott Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 South Scott Avenue, Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scott Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Avenue (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Lowell 1866-1873 (about 500 feet away); Spanish War Veterans Monument (about 500 feet away); Corral Street (about 500 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away); To The Mormon Battalion (about 700 feet away); Site of Arizona's Second Territorial Capitol (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Regarding Temple of Music and Art. This site is #16 on the Presidio Walking Tour:
“This 1927 theater, constructed on behalf of The Saturday Morning Music Club, brought a flourishing musical scene to Tucson including world famous artists such as Jascha Heifetz. Built in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, this building features an inviting courtyard with a fountain. The building was restored in 1990 and is a popular theater venue, renowned for its excellent acoustics."
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,216 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 14, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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