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Interesting but not accessible

It's cool, the history is neat. It would be even more cool if you could go inside. I understand... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
via mobile
Can only see from afar

This building is now a private residence surrounded by 'Italian cemetery trees'. Can only be seen... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Phoenix, Arizona
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The home of renowned southwestern designer Anne Gale.
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“from afar” (4 reviews)
“state park” (3 reviews)
Jerome, AZ 86331
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

It's cool, the history is neat. It would be even more cool if you could go inside. I understand it's a vacation home but maybe you could make your payments back if it were open to public for a fee..?

Thank IrBobcat
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.

Thank JEAN1999
Reviewed 6 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...More

3  Thank TwinMomAlabama
Reviewed 15 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....More

Thank Blaize S
Reviewed 11 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...More

2  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank srmiller09
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...

1  Thank Ellen E
Reviewed 21 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.

3  Thank lampy12
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.

3  Thank Jeanie B
Reviewed 25 May 2013

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

1  Thank harrypotter60
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