130 South Scott Ave, Tucson Arizona 85701
There's a long association between the name of St. Augustine and the Tucson area, dating back to the Spanish military and missionary presence in the 1700s. There were two villages with the name of San Agustn del Tucson.
With the exception of the facade and towers, the Cathedral was demolished and rebuilt in the late 1960s under the leadership of Bishop Francis J. Green.
Started in 1896, the building has a magnificent sandstone facade modeled after the Cathedral of Queretaro, Mexico. Above the entry is the bronze statue of St. Augustine and the saguaro, yucca and horned toad of Arizona's desert.
For over 100 years Saint Augustine Cathedral Parish has been providing a Catholic-centered education to the children of the parish and surrounding community.
Other History nearby:
(Tucson) 390th Memorial Museum
(Tucson) Arizona Historical Society
(Tucson) Arizona Historical Society of Tucson
(Tucson) Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
(Tucson) Arizona State Museum
(Tucson) Charles O. Brown House
02/07 Coming to The Tucson area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be:
Concert (Saturday night),
Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and
RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.