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

Tempe Hardware Building

 
 
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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.
 
Location. 33° 25.482′ N, 111° 56.402′ W. Marker is in Tempe, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on South Mill Avenue, 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 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
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By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
2. Tempe Hardware Building Marker
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); George W. P. Hunt / Arizona's First Governor (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hunt Bass Hatchery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Double Butte Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tempe.
 
Also see . . .  Tempe Historic Property Survey. The Tempe Hardware Building, constructed in 1898, is the oldest remaining three-story brick commercial building from the Territorial period in Maricopa County. (Submitted on November 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Tempe Hardware Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
3. Tempe Hardware Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 637 times since then and 42 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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