Saturday, May 26, 2012

Photo: Scottsdale Old Adobe Mission Facad

This is the front facade of the Old Adobe Mission in Old Town Scottsdale.  The Mission Church was built of adobe made from nearby mud and straw by Mexican immigrants, using the traditional techniques of their homeland.

Mexican families were brought to Scottsdale by businessmen in need of labor in the 1910's, with the approval of the U.S. and Mexican governments.  Scottsdale had a Methodist Church and a Baptist Church, but no Catholic Church during that period.

So how do you think Mexican immigrant laborers acquired the land and built a church?  More history will unfold tomorrow.

This week we have photos illustrating the industry of Egyptian people and civilization posted  on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.


Teresa said...

Love the look of this structure. Nothing screams southwest more than an adobe against a blue sky!
Looking forward to the details. said...

Given Arizona's recent politics, it is interesting to learn that this landmark was built as a result of Arizonans welcoming Mexican immigrants.

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