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

La Catedral de San Agustin

1863 – 1897

 
 
La Catedral de San Agustin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 14, 2012
1. La Catedral de San Agustin Marker
Inscription. On this site stood the Catedral de San Agustin, the first church near the Tucson Presidio, Arizona Territory. The adobe and stone structure was built under the direction of Bishop Salpointe in 1883.
 
Location. 32° 13.288′ N, 110° 58.359′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Congress Street and North Church Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in the northeast corner of Veinte De Augosto Park. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. August 20th Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Convent Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de la Mesilla (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles O. Brown House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); GarcÚs Footbridge (about 300 feet away); Meyer Street (about 400 feet away); Fox Tucson Theatre (about 400 feet away); Congress Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Regarding La Catedral de San Agustin. This church, used by Arizona'a first bishop, Jean Baptiste Salpointe of France, was abandoned after a new church of Saint Augustine was built in
La Catedral de San Agustin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 14, 2012
2. La Catedral de San Agustin Marker
1897 on the site of today's Cathedral.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
La Catedral de San Agustin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 14, 2012
3. La Catedral de San Agustin Marker
Arizona Historical Society Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 14, 2012
4. Arizona Historical Society Museum
The arched portal from Catedral de San Agustin now decorates the entrance at 949 East 2nd Street in Tucson.
Saint Augustine Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 14, 2012
5. Saint Augustine Cathedral
This Cathedral, at 192 South Stone Avenue, was originally built in 1897 to replace the Cathedral at Congress St. and Church Ave. With the exception of the fašade and towers, the Cathedral was demolished and rebuilt in the late 1960s.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 14, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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