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In CommemorationOf the125th Anniversary of the FoundingofImmaculate Conception Parish1866 - 1991Celebrated on the Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionDecember 8, 1991Most Rev. Manuel D. Moreno, D.D.Bishop of the Diocese of TucsonRt. Rev. Msgr. Richa…
Designed in the Modernistic/Art Deco style, it retains its original design and use as a lodge. Freemasonry in Yuma began in 1900. Lodge #17 was formed in November, 1901.
Dedicated December 1999, by the City of Yumaof the preservation of our her…
The best preserved 19th century brick building in Yuma. One of the few structures to survive the flood of 1916. Across the street from the Southern Pacific Roundhouse, it offered groceries, sundries, and a saloon for railroad employees.
On October 25, 1911, pioneer aviator Robert Grant Fowler touched down on this site, becoming the first person to land an airplane in Arizona under its own power. A native Californian, he had departed Los Angles October 19, and completed aviation h…
From 1850 to 1877 all travelers crossing the Colorado River used the ferry. Several operated between the mouth of the Gila River and Pilot Knob. Steamboats arrived on the river in 1850 and the first railroad bridge was built in 1877.
The building is an example of Moderne/Art Deco Style. It served as headquarters for Hollywood stars throughout the 1930 and 40's and was the center of Yuma's social life until 1960.
Dedicated December 1999, by the City of Yumafor the preservati…
This early commercial block was built by Jose Maria Venegas as a storehouse/dry goods outlet. The sheltered arcade is typical of southwest design of the period. The family also owned the Yuma Steam laundry in this neighborhood.
John Ghiotto, native of Genoa, came to Yuma in 1890 to work in the Gandolfo store. He went into business for himself and had a chain of four small groceries. His brick home is typical of middle class housing of this period.
Dedicated December 1…
This turn of the century adobe is an example of middle-class housing in Yuma. It is also a fine example of the Anglicized Sonoran style building tradition.
Dedicated December 1999, by the City of Yumaof the preservation of our heritage.
Wooden coaches were built around 1875 by Southern Pacific Railroad shops in Sacramento, California, and were used for passenger service in the railroad's southern division.
In 1913, this car was converted for railroad maintenance and was then u…