The city of Peoria adds a third title to its list of nationally recognized landmarks in the First Presbyterian Church of Peoria.
The honor was officially placed in the National Register of Historic Places by the Keeper of the National register last Thursday, Aug. 13.
This marks the third historic property in Peoria to be given the coveted national recognition which it now shares with Peoria Central School and Palo Verde Ruin.
The classic building was originally erected in 1899 out of locally produced red brick and is the oldest existing building in Peoria's original town site. In fact, according to the Presbytery of the Grand Canyon it is the oldest continuously operating Presbyterian Church in Arizona today.
The property has been previously listed on both the Arizona State Register of Historic Places and on the Peoria Register of Historic Places but now that it has received the nod from the National Register of Historic Places the site has officially been deemed worthy of preservation.
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