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Address: Jerome, AZ 86331
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The home of renowned southwestern designer Anne Gale.

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Can only see from afar

This building is now a private residence surrounded by 'Italian cemetery trees'. Can only be seen from afar. Building stands out amongst the town. It is on the road to the State... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
JEAN1999
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This building is now a private residence surrounded by 'Italian cemetery trees'. Can only be seen from afar. Building stands out amongst the town. It is on the road to the State Park Museum which offers a nice view of the building. Cannot go inside.

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Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We had a terrible time finding this place, but we didn't give up, and someone was finally able to help us find it. It's on the road to the State Park (at the Y in the road on the way to Jerome, take the right fork)---and it's halfway down that road to the State park. You'll recognize it by the... More 

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2 Thank TwinMomAlabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

As others have said, the church is now a private residence, so I was not able to see the interior. I just looked at it from afar. (I would give it a higher rating, had I been able to get closer.) It is really cool. I would love to see it up close. I would love to see the interior.

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Thank Blaize S
Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

This former church, now a private residence like a number other historic buildings in Jerome, was built by Sabino Gonzales between 1939 and 1941 using stucco, wire mesh and disassembled blasting powder boxes from the local mines. The church was built as a place of worship for Mexican mining families as they were not permitted to enter Anglo churches due... More 

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2 Thank Steve1362
Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

The church is now a private residence and can only be viewed from a distance. Still, it's beautiful and worth taking a peek at if you head out to Jerome State Park.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Nice to see from far away and a shame that you cannot get close to the church. It is not open and the road to walk to the church is also closed. Too bad...

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1 Thank Ellen E
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

You can't see it up close, but there are different views of the building from around Jerome and in every one it's a pretty view.

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3 Thank lampy12
The Colony, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Looks great from afar! You cannot get close to it. THe private driveway has a chain across it to keep people out. I guess I can understand that. You can see it from the Grand Hotel.

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3 Thank JeanieBrown06
mesa, az
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

A part of this years historic houses tour it was very interesting to see how it was constructed and used

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

The building known as the Powder Box Church is now a private residence. You can see it from the lower road – an interesting building built by Mexicans with stucco, wire mesh, and blasting powder boxes. Racial prejudice was rampant in those early days and the other congregation would not allow Mexicans into their church.

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