Powder Box Church located in Jerome, Arizona gets its name from its unique construction. The building was built by Sabino Gonzales in 1939 with stucco, wire mesh and blasting powder boxes. The congregation of the church aided in the building. The church was completed during 1941.
The families of the Powder Box Church were Mexican American mining families that were victims of racial prejudice from the Anglo Methodists. The Methodists would not allow the Mexicans to enter their church so Gonzalez built one from wooden blasting powder boxes that had been disassembled.
The town of Jerome has two hotels and a number of bed and breakfast for visitors in the area to stay at. There are also a number of restaurants and local bars to meet dining and entertainment needs. The city also has a number of working studios and art galleries that add to its culture.
The unique construction of the Powder Box Church makes it an interesting stop on a tour of Jerome, Arizona. The accommodations, restaurants and cultural options make a trip to Jerome the ideal choice for a vacation. The history of the area alone is enough reason to visit and take a look around the uniquely constructed church.
Read about other Jerome tourist attractions:
- Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum
- Lawrence Memorial Hall (Spook Hall) - Jerome, AZ - a banquet hall that is suitable for a range of functions
- Club House Hospital - Jerome, AZ - the original hospital in Jerome which is now a hotel and restaurant
- Cleopatra Hill - Jerome, AZ - the hill the city was built on
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