Steward Observatory – Origin of Name

Built as a memorial to Henry B. Steward by his widow, Lavinia. In 1916, Mrs. Steward gave $60,000 anonymously towards construction. Mrs. Steward was an amateur astronomer. She died before the observatory was opened. This is a building on the University of Arizona campus. It is located near north Cherry Avenue and the University of Arizona mall.


"Things, places named for locals in the Old Pueblo." Arizona Daily Star. April, 21, 1991. Page E1.

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