Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Patronato San Xavier

  • Tucson, AZ
  • http://www.patronatosanxavier.org/

Mission Statement

Mission San Xaiver was established in 1692 by Father Eusebio Kino. The current church, constructed from 1783 to 1797, is considered to be the foremost example of Spanish baroque architecture in the United States. The National Historic Landmark is visited annually by more than 200,000 tourists and residents of Southern Arizona. Recognizing that the fabric of this national treasure was badly in need of repair, refurbishing, and maintenance, Southern Arizona community leaders established Patronato San Xavier in 1978. The work of refurbishing and restoring both the interior and exterior was beyond the financial abilities, expertise, and vocation of the Franciscan friars responsible for its administration. The Mission is an active church whose parishoners are primarily members of the Tohono O'odham Nation. The Franciscans, who operate a parochial elementary school on the reservation, are understandably focused on helping the people they serve rather than the historic structure.

ruling year

1985

Principal Officer

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Mr. Jim Pyers

Keywords

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historic preservation, conservation, restoration

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Also Known As

PATRONATO

EIN

74-2354509

 Number

0624595070

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

In January, 1992, an international team of conservators began the consolidation, cleaning, removal of over-painting, repair, and presentation of the interior painted and sculptural art of Mission San Xavier del Bac. The entire effort, through its conclusion in 1997, was organized and coordinated by Paul Schwartzbaum, conservator and head of conservation of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy. From 1976 until 1989 he had been chief conservator/restorer for the International Centre for Conservation, Rome (ICCROM). He was also a member of the Vatican's international technical commission which oversaw and evaluated the conservation of Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. At the same time, Patronato was also funding an exterior restoration that has required the extensive removal of Portland cement stucco and repair of damaged low-fired brick. It is being replaced by an authentic lime plaster skin that is compatible with the original construction. That work is ongoing by Morales Restoration & Builders, a family company whose members have performed restoration work at the mission for three generations. The exterior conservation is the largest and most successful lime mortar restoration in the United States. The restoration is funded in part by "Save America's Treasures" and a grant from the Historic Preservation Fund which is funded by the Arizona Lottery and administered by the Arizona State Parks Board.

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PATRONATO SAN XAVIER
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Patronato San Xavier

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Principal Officer

Mr. Jim Pyers

BIO

Jim Pyers, Patronato board president, is a nearly sixty year resident of Tucson and retired Vice President from Tucson Electric Power Company with a long history of community service. Past volunteer roles with The Pima Council on Aging, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, United Way of Tucson, Habitat for Humanity, The Beacon Foundation, The Community Food Bank, and Tucson Electric Power Company Community Action Team and many other groups in the Tucson region. Jim?s hobbies include golf, motorcycle riding and leadership mentoring for young men and women with senior executive management goals.

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