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

Saint Mary's Basilica

 
 
Saint Mary's Basilica image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
1. Saint Mary's Basilica
Phoenix's First Catholic Church
Inscription.
Phoenix's First Catholic Church
City of Phoenix Monument
Arizona Historical Site
National Landmark

Mother Church of Phoenix

 
Location. 33° 27.034′ N, 112° 4.193′ W. Marker is in Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on North 3rd Street near East Monroe Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 North 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Father Edouard Gerard (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Carriage House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel San Carlos (approx. ¼ mile away); First Latter-day Saint Chapel in Phoenix (approx. ¼ mile away); Maricopa County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Orpheum Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); J. W. Walker/Central Arizona Light & Power Building (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phoenix.
 
Regarding Saint Mary's Basilica. Saint Mary's is the oldest Catholic Church in the Valley founded in 1881 and staffed by the Franciscan Friars since 1895. The Basilica sits over the site of the original adobe church.
Saint Mary's Basilica Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
2. Saint Mary's Basilica Marker
Rectory and marker are located at 231 North 3rd Street.
The present church was dedicated in 1915, placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, and designated as a Basilica in 1985 by Pope John Paul II.
 
Also see . . .  St. Mary’s Basilica. Wikipedia article on St. Mary’s which includes interior photos. (Submitted on February 21, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Saint Mary's Basilica, Phoenix AZ image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin, November 30, 2010
3. Saint Mary's Basilica, Phoenix AZ
Photo at Top of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
4. Photo at Top of Marker
Original Old Adobe Church
Built 1881
Photo at Bottom of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
5. Photo at Bottom of Marker
Mission Revival Style
Upper church built 1915
St. Mary's School Students Marker image. Click for full size.
6. St. Mary's School Students Marker
[Previously located on the church grounds was St. Mary's School.]
Dedicated with great pride to thousands of children who attended St. Mary's School from 1893-1994; to the positive effect they have made on their community; to their educators who molded them into young Catholic adults, and to their parents who sacrificed for them.
In Honor of The Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, Ohio image. Click for full size.
7. In Honor of The Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, Ohio
Whose dedicated service to the spiritual and educational formation of the children of St. Mary's School will be forever remembered 1903-1994
The St. Mary's School Entrance Arch and Doors image. Click for full size.
8. The St. Mary's School Entrance Arch and Doors
Teacher's Marker is on left wall, student's on right
His Holiness John Paul II Marker image. Click for full size.
9. His Holiness John Paul II Marker
Presented to the people of Arizona to commemorate the visit of Pope John Paul II and honor his quest for world peace.

Donated by Eddie Basha • Herman Chanen • Tom Chauncey • Daniel Cracciolo • Dr. Edward B. Diethrich • Gary Driggs • William P. Gresser • Peter A. Lendrum • James E. Patrick II • Gene E. Rice • Jerry J. Wisotsky and Conley Wolfswinkel.
His Holiness John Paul II Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English
10. His Holiness John Paul II Sculpture
Saint Mary's Basilica image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
11. Saint Mary's Basilica
Entrance of Church is on East Monroe Street.
Saint Mary's Basilica image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
12. Saint Mary's Basilica
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,468 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on April 28, 2013, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on January 14, 2011, by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington.   4, 5. submitted on February 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on February 16, 2010.   11, 12. submitted on February 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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