St Philips in the Hills church designed by Josias Joesler

Tucson’s most well-known architect? Josias Joesler

Joesler and the Murpheys Josias Joesler is arguably the most well-known Tucson architect. Originally from Switzerland and coming to Tucson after living in various cities across Europe and then California, Joesler collaborated with developer John Murphey and his wife Helen on over 400 residential and commercial projects in Tucson from 1927 until his death in …

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Towering palm trees line University Boulevard at UA campus in Tucson, Arizona

Search Homes and Condos for Sale near University of Arizona

University of Arizona homes for sale Purchasing a home for your college student to live in during their enrollment at the University of Arizona can be a smart move to make. On-campus student housing is always in short supply and rentals near the university can get pricey. Why pay rent to a landlord for 4+ …

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West University Historic District in Tucson

A Short History of West University neighborhood West University Neighborhood is a National Historic District bounded by Speedway Blvd., Park Ave., 6th St., and Stone Ave. It was developed in the late 1800s to the early 1900s and became the first major subdivision north of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The location of West University neighborhood was convenient to both …

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Historic Arizona Inn located in Blenman-Elm neighborhood, Tucson

Merritt Starkweather – The architect that designed the Arizona Inn

Merritt Starkweather, FAIA was a well-known, prolific Tucson architect from the 1920s to the 1970s. He designed area schools, (Carrillo, Drachman, Bonillas to name a few) resorts, and homes. Many of his homes can be seen in the El Encanto Estates neighborhood. Merritt Starkweather also designed the well-known, historic Arizona Inn located at 2200 E. …

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Builder TJ Bednar now offering solar panels standard on all new homes!

TJ Bednar is now offering photovoltaic solar panels standard on all newly constructed homes in the Lakeside Ridge neighborhood. Lakeside Ridge is located in southeast Tucson near Sarnoff & Golf Links. The homes are TEP Guaranteed and have other standard green features such as dual flush toilets, low flow shower heads, CFL lighting, gray water …

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Photos from the 2009 Southern Arizona AIA Architecture Tour

Today concluded another great Architecture Tour sponsored by the Southern Arizona AIA Chapter. The annual tour included 6 private residences, one office building, and one commercial space that is currently under construction.  Some were new structures and many were older homes that had square footage added on in an artful way. The tour is a …

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Downtown Tucson

‘Today Show’ lists Tucson among the Top 10 places for bargain homes

Tucson was listed as one of the top 10 places for bargain homes according to Barbara Corcoran on NBC’s ‘Today’ show, which aired on Tuesday. Corcoran said she took into account the cities’ job growth and home prices over the last year. Cities listed were: South Bend, Indiana Akron, Ohio Topeka, Kansas New Haven, Connecticut …

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