First church of the AssumptionThis first Catholic Church in central Arizona, built in 1870 by Father Andre Echallier, was called "La Capilla del Gila". In 1883 a larger edifice commemorating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was constructed to the west: a convent was added to the original Capilla, which then became a school. After fire destroyed the new church in 1893, the old chapel served worshipers until the third church was dedicated in 1911. All the region's earliest Catholic Churches, including Phoenix and Tempe, were originally missions of this Florence parish.
|Series||This marker is part of the Arizona: Historic Florence Walking Tour series|
|Placed By||Pinal County Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:25am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12S E 464067 N 3655157|
|Decimal Degrees||33.03431667, -111.38480000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 2.059', W 111° 23.088'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 2' 3.54" N, 111° 23' 5.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 129-213 8th St, Florence AZ 85132, US|
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