[Source: Ruth Ann Marston, Arizona Historical Society] -- Pictured at left is First Congregational Church, just one of the historic buildings that housed religious congregations in early downtown Phoenix. Tour it and five other historic buildings on Saturday, October 21, 2006. The Central Arizona Chapter of the Arizona Historical Society will sponsor a bus tour beginning at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the New Times building at 1201 E. Jefferson St. The tour will take approximately three hours. Tickets for the tour are $35. To reserve your seats, send a check to: Foundations of Faith Tour, Arizona Historical Society Museum, 1300 N. College Ave., Tempe AZ 85281.
Other buildings on the tour: First Presbyterian Church, Saint Mary’s Basilica, Tanner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal, Temple Beth Israel, and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.