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Southwest Corner of the Presidio

 
 
Southwest Corner of the Presidio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2012
1. Southwest Corner of the Presidio Marker
Inscription. Excavations beneath this lawn in 1998 located the west adobe wall of the Tucson Presidio and a portion of the presidio blacksmith shop. The tower at the southwest corner remains buried beneath the nearby city hall parking lot. Soldiers stood guard here, watching over the field on the Santa Cruz River floodplain below. The soldiers accompanied women as they washed clothes in an irrigation acequia (canal) and men as they tended crops and herds, located a short distance from the main gate. The Cosmopolitan Hotel (later the Orndorff Hotel) was located here from about 1870 to 1935.
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The Cosmopolitan Hotel in the 1880s, looking towards the northeast.
 
Location. 32° 13.346′ N, 110° 58.51′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from West Pennington Street. Touch for map. Marker is near the southwest corner of the Tucson City Hall building. 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. Presidio Wall Camino Real (within shouting distance of this marker); Arizona's First Public School (within shouting distance of this marker); Padre-Eusebio-Francisco-Kino, S.J. (within
Southwest Corner of the Presidio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2012
2. Southwest Corner of the Presidio Marker
Marker is on old section of adobe wall.
shouting distance of this marker); Alameda Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Tucson Old Walled City (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Nye Fish House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Gate (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
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.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Southwest Corner of the Presidio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2012
3. Southwest Corner of the Presidio Marker
Marker is on section of old adobe wall.
Southwest Corner of the Presidio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2012
4. Southwest Corner of the Presidio Marker
Marker is on old section of adobe wall, near the tree.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on May 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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