Tumacacori Museum

Tumacacori National Monument, Tumacacori, Arizona

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By Ammodramus - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18550379

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Description 

Built (1937-39) on a plan mimicking, in part, the spatial layout of a mission complex, the museum is a handsome example of Mission Revival architecture. Certain architectural elements, such as the entrance doors, were replicas of similar features from missions of the Sonora. The museum and attached courtyard were used as interpretive devices while the structures walled off and protected the remains of the Tumacacori Mission. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 28, 1987

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 1987
Reference number
87001437
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Mission/Spanish Revival
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Museum; Government office
Current functions
Museum; Government office
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1937

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2018: New photo from Bill Eichelberger

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