San Xavier del Bac
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 32° 06.413 W 111° 00.477
12S E 499249 N 3552282
Quick Description: A historic Spanish Catholic mission located on the Tohono O'odham San Xavier Indian Reservation.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 3/21/2008 9:56:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM3E1M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 52

Long Description:
Mission San Xavier del Bac was founded by the Jesuit missionary, Fr. Euseblo Kino in 1692. It formed the extreme northern thrust of Nueva Espana.

The present structure is the third, perhaps the fourth, church on the site. Consecrated by Franciscans, it was begun in 1783 and completed in 1797. One of the finest Spanish Colonial churches in the country, it is a graceful blend of Moorish, Byzantine and late Mexican Renaissance architecture.

After more than two hundred years, San Xavier del Bac Mission is a fully functioning parish church within the Diocese of Tucson.
Street address:
1950 West San Xavier Road
Tucson, AZ USA

County / Borough / Parish: Pima

Year listed: 1966

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1750-1799, 1800-1824, 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Religion, Religious Structure

Current function: Religion, Religious Structure

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2010 To: 12/31/2010

Hours of operation: From: 8:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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