The Niels Petersen House
N 33° 23.598 W 111° 57.708
12S E 410551 N 3695302
Quick Description: An old homesteader makes history in a university town.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2006 1:26:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMB8K
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Long Description:

Historic Site

The Niels Petersen House

Niels Petersen, a Danish immigrant, homesteaded 140 acres in Tempe in 1872. He was involved in almost every aspect of area development and was an organizer of the Tempe Methodist Episcopalian Church in 1884.

This Queen Anne style farm house was designed by James Creighton in 1892 and built on the homestead for Niels and Susanna Decker Petersen. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

This plaque is a bicentennial project of the Tempe Historical Society.

By the Tempe Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society

Marker Name: The Niels Petersen House

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Maricopa

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Tempe Historical Society Arizona Historical Society


Year placed: none

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