Chapel of San Pedro at Fort Lowell

Chapel of San Pedro at Fort Lowell (HMHEG)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85712 Pima County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 15.656', W 110° 52.849'

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A tiny chapel, built here in 1915, served the Barriada del Rillito, a community now called El Fuerte. The fifteen immigrant Mexican families of this village gathered outside under mesquite trees to hear Mass. In 1917, Senora Josefa de Mule donated land for a larger building. The second chapel, Santo Angel de la Guarda, was destroyed by a tornado in 1929. The present structure, also built by the men of El Fuerte, was dedicated in 1932. Carmelite fathers from Tucson's Holy Family church served the congregation until 1948, when St. Cyril's replaced this chapel as the neighborhood parish church.

Spanish translation:
Capilla de San Pedro
Del Fuerte Lowell
En 1915 se construy? una peque?a capilla para sevir a las quince familias mejicanas de la Barriada del Rillito, m tarde llamada El Fuerte. En 1917, La Senora Josefa de Mule don? el terreno suficiente para establecer un edificio m grande. La segunda capilla, llamada Santo Angel de La Guarda, fu? destruida por un tornado en 1929. Los hombres de El Fuerte construyeron el edificio actual y lo dedicaron en 1932. Los sacerdotes que atend?an a los parroquianos de la capilla fueron Carmelitas afiliados con la Iglesia Sagrada Familia de Tucson.
Year Placed1989
Placed ByTucson-Pima Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 511225 N 3569365
Decimal Degrees32.26093333, -110.88081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 15.656', W 110° 52.849'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 15' 39.36" N, 110° 52' 50.94" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5230 E Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson AZ 85712, US
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