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By Wyndfire, February 11, 2012
Smurthwaite House
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — 1897 Smurthwaite House
The 1897 Smurthwaite House is an excellent example of Shingle Style Architecture. It is one of fewer than one hundred 19th century buildings of this age left in Phoenix. It was donated to the City of Phoenix Park, Recreation and Library Department . . . — Map (db m39414) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Arizona Confederate Veterans — 1861 1865
Arizona Confederate Veterans 1861 1865 — Map (db m72465) WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Arizona Copper Company's Locomotive #2
The Arizona Copper Company of Morenci, Arizona purchased five of these locomotives between 1882 and 1886 to haul ore on the Coronado railroad. The H. K. Porter Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania manufactured them in 1882. Locomotive #2 . . . — Map (db m93835) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Arizona World War II Memorial — Guns to Salute the Fallen
World War II began for the United States with a surprise attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and ended in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. The two most striking reminders of these events are the sinking of the USS Arizona and . . . — Map (db m72463) WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Arizona’s Liberty Bell Monument
Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of Arizona by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational . . . — Map (db m27632) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — 344 — Arizona's Pioneer Women
Before 1875 hundreds of heroic women came to Arizona from the East and South. From this group came Arizona's first schoolteachers and the publisher of the first newspaper. In 1876 a group of pioneer women and their families came from the north, . . . — Map (db m27385) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Arizona's U.S.S. Arizona Memorial - In Memory of the Gallant Men — Who Gave Their Lives on December 7, 1941 on the Battleship U.S.S. Arizona — During the Attack on Pearl Harbor
In memory of the gallant men who gave their lives on December 7, 1941 on the Battleship U.S.S. Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor Dedicated December 7, 1976 The Honorable Raul H. Castro, Governor of Arizona The contributions . . . — Map (db m26425) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Arizona's War Heroes
John Henry Pruitt, Congressional Medal of Honor Silvestre S. Herrera, Congressional Medal of Honor Ira Hayes, Hero of Iwo Jima; Navajo Code Talkers — Map (db m92589) WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Boras Headframe
The Boras Headframe was the last of the wooden headframes built in the Warren Mining District near Bisbee, Arizona. Erected in 1917, it hoisted over 50,000 tons of copper ores by 1926 when the mine was closed during the Depression. Production . . . — Map (db m93843) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Chambers Transfer & Storage Company Building
The Chambers Transfer & Storage Company is significant in the history of commerce in Phoenix. As the railroads developed, support warehouses were constructed on each side of the railroad tracks. Phoenix is the only location in Arizona where the . . . — Map (db m73076) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Eastlake Park
Peace Eastlake Park has served the inhabitants of Phoenix since the late 1880's. Originally known as Patton's Park, it was developed by the Phoenix Railway Company to serve as a recreational area for patrons of the city's trolley system. The . . . — Map (db m55058) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Eusebio Francisco Kino
(English version) To maintain alive the memory of the pioneer civilizer of the Pimeria and to strengthen the ties of friendship and comprehension between the peoples of both states. Sonora presented this statue to Arizona in August of 1967 being . . . — Map (db m92588) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — F.Q. Story Addition
Land that was to become the Story Neighborhood (bounded by McDowell Road, Roosevelt Street, 7th Avenue, and Grand Avenue) was purchased in 1887 and 1906 by Francis Q. Story, a horticulturist known as the "father of the Sunkist Orange." Serious . . . — Map (db m39413) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Father Albert Braun O.F.M. — Born September 5, 1889 Died March 6, 1983
Father Albert was a young missionary and teacher to the Mescalero Apaches in New Mexico and other tribes in Arizona. Father Braun was an Army chaplain in World War I and World War II receiving the Purple Heart and two Silver Stars for his heroic . . . — Map (db m26830) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Father Edouard Gerard — Founder First Catholic Church in Phoenix, 1881
The first priest ordained in Arizona, Father Edouard Gerard, attended the Catholic people of Phoenix from Florence, Arizona, where he was the pastor of the Church of the Assumption from 1877 to 1885. For many years, Father Gerard was Vicar General . . . — Map (db m27626) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — First Latter-day Saint Chapel in Phoenix
The first meetinghouse in Phoenix for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) was built on this site by the three-hundred-member congregation of the Phoenix Ward. At the time, J. Robert Price was bishop. Since their beginning . . . — Map (db m27613) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Hotel San Carlos — 1928
Hotel San Carlos 1928 Has been placed on the Phoenix Historic Property Register and the National Register of Historic Places. [An additional marker is mounted indoors between the elevators:] San Carlos Hotel The . . . — Map (db m27614) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Hunt Bass Hatchery
* USA * Work Program WPA Hunt Bass Hatchery Erected A.D. 1936 Sponsored By Arizona State Game Department O.P. No. 65-2-544 — Map (db m34557) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — In Memory of the Students of this School who Enlisted in the Army and Navy during the World War
Killed in Action Lee Rainbow * Wallace Antone Honor Roll: Charles Laws • Isaac Jese • Oliver Sneed • Wm. T. Moore • Joe McCarthy • Peter Moore • Charles Gougn • Seth Oldman • Harvier Adams • George Bell • Roy Left Hand • . . . — Map (db m27252) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — J. W. Walker/Central Arizona Light & Power Building
The J. W. Walker/Central Arizona Light & Power Building was built in the spring and summer of 1920 by Phoenix businessman and real estate developer J. W. Walker. Designed by prominent early Phoenix architect L. M. Fitzhugh, the Neo-Classical Revival . . . — Map (db m27628) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Jacob Waltz
Jacob Waltz was born in the kingdom of Wurttemberg Germany circa 1810. He immigrated to the USA in 1839 and became a naturalized citizen in 1864. Waltz was prospecting in Arizona and is reputed to have found a gold deposit near the superstition . . . — Map (db m74397) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Jewish War Veterans Memorial
In honor of the Arizonans of the Jewish faith who gave their lives in the service of our country in World War II In Memoriam Sgt. Leno Off April, 1943 • Sgt. Eli Gold - Dec. 29, 1943 • Sgt. Elmer I. Rosner - July 8, 1944 • Lt. Harry . . . — Map (db m27677) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. — 1898 – 1918
[Front of Monument]: The State of Arizona Erects this monument as its tribute to his valor, extraordinary bravery and distinguished service in the World War and gratitude to all her sons who served. 1930 Memorial committee . . . — Map (db m27631) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Maricopa County Courthouse
The Maricopa County Courthouse was originally built in 1928-1929 by both Maricopa County and the City of Phoenix. The County Courthouse portion of the building was designed by a Louisiana architect. Edward F. Neild. The City chose the Phoenix firm . . . — Map (db m73077) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Memorial to Arizona Confederate Troops
Memorial to Arizona Confederate Troops 1861 - 1865 United Daughters of the Confederacy 1961 "A Nation That Forgets its Past has no Future" — Map (db m27400) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Dedicated to The Memory of All The Patriotic Men and Women Who Answered Their Country’s Call To Service George W. Bush President of The United States Anthony J. Principi Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Roger R. Rapp . . . — Map (db m102949) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Navajo Code Talkers — United States Marine Corps - World War II
"Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima" Major Howard Connor, USMC 5th Marine Division Signal Officer In recognition of the Navajo Code Talkers who distinguished themselves in developing a Navajo . . . — Map (db m26823) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Orpheum Theatre — 1929
Has been placed on the Phoenix Property Register and the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m72462) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Papago Park Prisoner Of War Camp
From January, 1944, to March 1946, some 2500 POWs (mostly German Naval personnel) were confined in an isolated complex of barracks and barbed-wire compounds situated north of here along both sides of 64th Street. Twenty-five POWs fled December 23rd . . . — Map (db m87966) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Papago Park's Military History
The military use of Papago Park began in 1909 when the northwest corner of the Park was withdrawn from the public domain for military purposes. This area was used by the 158th Infantry Regiment of the First Arizona Volunteer Infantry (National . . . — Map (db m87962) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Rehabilitation of the Carnegie Library
Department of Library, Archives and Public Records Board Members: Frank Kelly, Chairman, Speaker of the House • Stan Turley, President of the Senate • John Hays, State Senator • Polly Rosenbaum, State Representative • Sharon Turgeon, . . . — Map (db m27629) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Rosson House
Built in 1895 by Dr. Roland T. Rosson, Army doctor at Fort McDowell, Phoenix physician (1879-1897) and Mayor, this mansion is one of the few surviving examples of late Victorian architecture in Phoenix. It was acquired by the city through the . . . — Map (db m27609) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — S. (Frenchy) Sawyer
At this site in the Spring of 1868 S. (Frenchy) Sawyer Built the first farm dwelling and harvested the first cultivated crop (barley) in the Anglo-American occupation of the Salt River Valley. These same fertile acres had been irrigated . . . — Map (db m30402) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Saint Mary's Basilica
Phoenix's First Catholic Church City of Phoenix Monument Arizona Historical Site National Landmark Mother Church of Phoenix — Map (db m64854) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Santa Fe Freight Depot
The Santa Fe Freight Depot was constructed in 1929 by the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company.The depot is a unique example of a reinforced concrete structure. Like other buildings on Jackson Street, the freight depot reflects the . . . — Map (db m73075) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — St. Paul's M.E. Church
Enter, Rest and Pray 1879 St. Paul's M.E. Church Globe, Arizona Territory Reconstructed 1968 By Mr. & Mrs. Andrew P. Tell and The Tell Foundation — Map (db m39863) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — The Arizona Korean War Veterans Memorial
The Arizona Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated to those Arizona men and women who served during the Korean War June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953 *** Arizona Korean War Veterans Memorial Commissioners MG Donald L. Owens, AZ ANG . . . — Map (db m27350) WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — The Capitol
Completed in 1900 at the cost of approximately $136,000, was designed by James Riley Gordon of San Antonio, Texas, and served as the First Arizona owned seat of government during the late territorial days and its transition to statehood in 1912. The . . . — Map (db m27671) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — The Carriage House — Circa 1881
Donated by Forest Burgess To the city of Phoenix November, 1976 This carriage house, originally located at 130 East Taylor, was owned by Forest Burgess and is all that remains of the Francis Marion Mognett Ranch which was established in . . . — Map (db m27612) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — The Evans House
Constructed in 1893 by pioneer physician John M. Evans and his wife, Jennie, this house was placed on the National Register of Historic places in 1976 as a notable example of Queen Anne – Style architecture. Acquired in 1981 by the State of . . . — Map (db m27630) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers
This tribute represents the spirit of the Navajo Code Talkers, a group of more than 400 U.S. Marines who bravely served their country during World War II. Their mission: to utilize the Navajo language in the creation of an unbreakable secret . . . — Map (db m50932) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — U.S.S. Arizona Signal Mast — In Memory of the Crew of the U.S.S. Arizona (BB39)
The upper 26 feet of the mast before you is the top portion of the main mast of the U.S.S. Arizona and is known as the signal mast or "pig-stick". The battleship U.S.S. Arizona (BB 39) was sunk at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The . . . — Map (db m26610) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Unidentified Veterans
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Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — United States Indian Vocational Training School
Established 1891 This fountain and building erected 1922 Charles H. Burke Commissioner of Indian Affairs. "The Indian will become an asset or a liability as we cultivate or fail to cultivate his body, mind and soul with a view . . . — Map (db m62608) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Veterans Memorial Carillon — National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Amvets National Service Foundation In Partnership With The Unified Arizona Veterans And The Arizona Department Of Veterans Services Dedicate This Carillon As A Living Memorial To American Veterans Who Served Their Country Honorably For . . . — Map (db m102950) WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Vietnam Veterans Memorial
In Memory Of The men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who gallantly fought and sacrificed to defend the freedom of the people of the Republic of Vietnam. — Map (db m92587) WM

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