Explore the Historic Properties in San Tan Valley

San Tan Valley has all the potential to become an ideal place to visit and explore its long history and enjoy the scenic beauty with the warm hospitality of the San Tan community. There are various properties in Queen Creek Town that are already considered historical. They all have been included either in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) or listed as such by the San Tan Historical Society. This blog post will outline the historical properties present in the San Tan Valley.

  • Old Rittenhouse Elementary School

Old Rittenhouse Elementary School is one of the historical landmarks in San Tan Valley. Nowadays, this place is the home of the San Tan Historical Society Museum. This old school, built-in 1925, is located on the southeastern corner of Queen Creek and Ellsworth roads. This place was listed as a historical place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998 (Reference No. 98000053).

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe

This is the first Catholic Church built in the San Tan Valley. It is located on the north side of Ocotillo, Arizona, which is just 3/8 mile west of Ellsworth Road.

  • Queen Creek Historic Town Hall

This historic town hall of Queen Creek town was built in 1951 for the purpose of a meeting house for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, the church stopped using it in 1988. After that, the Town of Queen Creek bought this historic town hall in 1991.

  • The Desert Wells Stage Stop Ruins

This site is exactly located just north of East Chandler Heights Road and on the east side of South Sossaman Road. Historically, this place was a small spur stop for the Arizona Stage Company. The company was established in 1868, and they used this site to provide water, shade, as well as protection for stages from Florence via Olberg and on to Mesa.

  • The Community Church

This is the first-ever church built in the San Tan Valley in 1921. This community church is located at 26800 South Mandarin Drive off of Hunt Highway. Initially, it was known as Rittenhouse Church. Currently, it is listed as a historic site by the San Tan Historical Society.

  • The 1912 Parker Carousel

The historic 1912 Parker Carousel is located on the Schnepf farm, which was built by the C.W. Parker Company. This carousel was originally purchased by Wally  Scott of Elk River, Minnesota, in 1999. After that, this carousel was moved to the Schnepf Farm. It is already listed in the National Registry of Historic Carousels.

Apart from the above list of historical properties in San Tan Valley, there are many historic properties present in the San Tan Valley, including:

  • The Arizona Boys Ranch
  • The Former Post Office Building
  • The Railroad Water Tank
  • Schnepf House
  • The Customer Service Farmhouse
  • Water Tower
  • Hunt Highway
  • The Pyramid House
  • And many more

We hope now you have a clear understanding of the historic properties present in theSan Tan Valley. For more information regarding the historical properties in San Tan Valley, don’t hesitate to contact San Tan Historical Society as early as possible.