How to find the history of a house

11 Tips on How to Find the History of a House

Many people are curious about the history of their house. Who lived there? What did they do? How many owners have lived here before? Who was the builder? Who was the architect? But how exactly do you find the history of a house? Uncovering the house history can be similar to trying to research your …

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Casitas de Castilian - Bennie Gonzales designed condo community in Tucson

Casitas de Castilian – designed by Bennie Gonzales

About Casitas de Castilian neighborhood Casitas de Castilian (search homes currently for sale in the neighborhood) is a 120-unit condominium community set within 17-acres of grassy and mature landscape. The neighborhood is on the north side of Tucson, near Oracle Road and Orange Grove Road. The homes were designed by the award-winning Arizona architect Bennie …

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Arizona historic preservation conference - inside theater

The Importance of Preserving Historic Buildings

Nick and I just returned from the 2019 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference held in Prescott this year. It was our first time attending the conference and we were impressed by the knowledge of the dozens of presenters. The conference featured 2 full days of seminars with speakers from all over the state, as well as …

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49ers driving range

Neighborhood spotlight: 49er Country Club Estates

Forty Niner Country Club and Golf Course The 49er neighborhood community Known to the locals as “49ers”, the Forty Niner Country Club Estates and Golf Course is located in the green rolling desert of northeast Tucson. The neighborhood is nestled between the base of the Catalina and Rincon Mountains and bordered by the Tanque Verde …

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The Ott YMCA in East Tucson

Community Centers in Tucson: The JCC, YMCA, and Tucson Racquet Club

Tucson has quite a few community centers that offer exercise facilities, swimming pools, sports, health and wellness programs, recreation, a variety of classes, childcare, and more. Some of the popular community centers are The JCC, Tucson Racquet Club, and the YMCA, which I’ll be focusing on here. These community centers offer memberships to anyone in …

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Orchard River – Surrounded by Pecan Trees in the middle of Tucson

About the Orchard River Townhome Community Orchard River Garden Park is a unique townhome community nestled between Fort Lowell Park and the Pantano Wash in Tucson. The subdivision is east of Craycroft Road and north of Glenn Street. It occupies a former pecan orchard which provided an instant lush landscape and plenty of shade in …

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Bicycles on the loop

Homes for Sale Near The Loop in Tucson

Live Near The Loop! Searching for homes for sale near The Loop is easy regardless of what side of town you prefer since The Loop goes through most parts of Tucson including Marana, Oro Valley, South Tucson, and unincorporated Pima County. Wouldn’t it be convenient to live near the loop to get more outdoor exercise …

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Burnt adobe home with a mountain view

Tom Gist – Builder of Tucson Mid-century Burnt Adobe Homes

Do you love the warmth of burnt adobe? Do you prefer the natural character of stained wood? Are you in love with anything vintage or mid-century? Are you looking for a house that feels at home in Tucson? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’d probably appreciate a home designed and built …

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Saguaro cactus in lush desert environment with mountains and clouds in background

Tanque Verde Valley and Tanque Verde School District

About the Tanque Verde Valley area The Tanque Verde Valley is beautiful green area in northeast Tucson that abuts mountains and Saguaro National Park to the east.  There was once a large prominent cattle tank which inspired the name that translates to “The Green Tank”. Much of the area is relatively lush green desert and …

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La Cebadilla neighborhood in northeast Tucson

Neighborhood Spotlight: La Cebadilla Estates

La Cebadilla Estates neighborhood features La Cebadilla Estates is a beautiful, rural, equestrian neighborhood of luxury homes with large lots and gorgeous views of the surrounding Rincon and Santa Catalina mountains on the northeast side of Tucson. La Cebadilla Estates is located east of Tanque Verde Road and Wentworth Road, on the way to Redington …

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