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

Congress Street

Calle de la Alegria

 
 
Congress Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 10, 2013
1. Congress Street Marker
Inscription. Originally named “Street of Joy” during Tucson’s Spanish period. In 1869, its name changed to Congress Street, derived from Charles O. Brown’s Congress Hall Saloon. In 1867, Arizona’s territorial capital was moved to Tucson, and Brown’s saloon served as one of three meeting places for the Territorial Legislature.
 
Erected 2013 by City of Tucson Historic Preservation Office.
 
Location. 32° 13.274′ N, 110° 58.536′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is at the intersection of West Congress Street and South Granada Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Congress Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted horizontally in the sidewalk on the southeast corner of the intersection. 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. Main Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Street / Ott Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Granada Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arizona's First Public School (about 300 feet away); Presidio Wall Camino Real
Congress Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 10, 2013
2. Congress Street Marker
View west on Congress Street. Marker is at lower left in photo.
(about 400 feet away); Southwest Corner of the Presidio (about 500 feet away); Meyer Street (about 500 feet away); Garcés Footbridge (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Congress Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 10, 2013
3. Congress Street Marker
View east on Congress Street. Marker is at lower right in photo.
Tucson Landmarks image. Click for full size.
circa 1870
4. Tucson Landmarks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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