January 13, 2020

Santa Cruz Church

The cultural and architectural significance of Santa Cruz Church after 100 years of community building.
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The Santa Cruz Catholic Church on 6th Ave and 22nd Street in Tucson celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019. The Spanish colonial revival building and its distinctive 90-foot bell tower were designed by Bishop Henri Granjon, who reportedly chose the location because he liked to hunt rabbits in the area. When construction began the church was on the southern edge of Tucson’s city limits and was meant to serve the growing Hispanic population on the south side. The church has a deep architectural, spiritual and cultural history that charts Tucson’s growth over the last century.

La Iglesia Católica de Santa Cruz en 6th Ave y 22nd St en Tucson celebro su aniversario de 100 años. El edificio del renacimiento colonial y su distintivo campanario de 90 pies fue diseñado por el Obispo Henri Granjon, quien según los informes eligió la ubicación porque le gustaba cazar Conejos en la zona. Cuando empezó la construcción la iglesia estaba ubicada en el extremo sur de los limites de la ciudad y estaba destinada a servir a la creciente población hispana. La iglesia tiene una profunda historia arquitectónica, espiritual y cultural que traza el crecimiento de Tucson en el siglo pasado.

Spanish subtitles available

Producer/Editor: Andrew Brown
Videographers: Jordan Chin, Gage Judd, Bob Lindberg, Andrew Brown
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