The current San Pedro Chapel, dedicated in 1932, was built over the ruins of an older church that was destroyed in a tornado. Both were constructed by the El Fuerte community, the Mexican settlers who came after Fort Lowell was abandoned.
The hill where the Chapel stands was once the center of the village of El Fuerte (The Fort). A cluster of houses stood here, served by a well on the northeast slope. In spring and summer, baseball games were played nearby.
San Pedro Chapel served its people until 1948. In 1993 the Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood Association, Inc. purchased the Chapel, and it became the Neighborhood's Community Center. In 2004 the Neighborhood began an historic preservation process to restore and enhance this piece of Tucson's history.
The Chapel is a City of Tucson Historic Landmark and is on the State and Federal Registers of Historic Places.
Visit the San Pedro Chapel website
to learn about its history, the OFLNA Inc.'s work to restore and maintain the Chapel, and how you can rent the Chapel for your special events.
Old Fort Lowell
Neighborhood Association, Inc.
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Old Fort Lowell Neighbohood Association, Inc.
5230 E Fort Lowell Road
Tucson, Arizona 85712