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

S. E. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson

 
 
S. E. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 13, 2010
1. S. E. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson Marker
Inscription. This disc marks the southeast corner of the old adobe wall that protected Tucson from the Indians in the early days - prior to 1845

Moved to this location in 1955
 
Erected 1922 by Tucson Chapter – Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arizona, The Presidio Trail, and the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 32° 13.37′ N, 110° 58.379′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from North Church Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is on the floor of the Assessor's Office inside the Pima County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 North Church Avenue, Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pima County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Convent Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennington Footbridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (within shouting distance of this
S. E. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 13, 2010
2. S. E. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson Marker
Marker is on the floor, by the right side of the doorway.
marker); Plaza de las Armas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Allande Footbridge (about 300 feet away); Commemorating the Raising of the First American Flag within the Walled City of Tucson (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Regarding S. E. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson. In 1922 the Tucson chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a granite boulder marked with the caption "South-East corner of the Old Adobe Wall that surrounded Tucson prior to 1845."
In 1926 the DAR placed three more markers to identify the other three corners of the original Tucson Presidio.
In 1930 the original granite boulder from 1922 was moved due to construction. It was lost, but a brass plaque was placed, 1955, on the floor of the Assessor's Office to mark the spot where the southeast corner was.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
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Pima County Assessor's Office image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 13, 2010
3. Pima County Assessor's Office
The marker is inside the Assessor's Office.
 
 
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 1,130 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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