Architecture

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 home 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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Anne Rysdale: A Tucson Mid Century Architect

Anne Rysdale – One of the First Female Architects in Arizona Anne Rysdale was born in Detroit in 1920 and raised in Tucson. Rysdale attended Tucson High and the University of Arizona. She graduated from UA in 1940 with a degree in Engineering and Fine Arts, since UA did not have an architecture program yet. Later she moved …

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Tucson Barrio District building styles

Architectural Styles in the Tucson Barrio 1840 – 1900 Have you ever wondered about the different styles of architecture found in Tucson in the 19th Century to the turn of the 20th Century? What does Sonoran style architecture style mean? What’s the difference between it and Transformed Sonoran style? What about Territorial style, how does …

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The David and Gladys Wright house is for sale

Frank Lloyd Wright’s son’s home is on the market Own an Arizona architectural gem that was almost demolished! Known as the David and Gladys Wright house, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most celebrated Arizona homes is currently on the market. The David and Gladys Wright house is in the Arcadia neighborhood in Phoenix, at the base …

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Convent and Meyer Avenue – Living Tucson History

Convent and Meyer Avenue in Downtown Tucson If you would like to live in one of Tucson’s oldest, most historic properties, a home on Convent and Meyer Avenue might be for you. These narrow avenues, just south of downtown Tucson, are full of colorful mud adobe buildings loaded with character. Most of these buildings are old, …

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Tucson, Arizona: A Haven for Mid-Century Homes

Tucson Mid Century Homes: a guide for buying or selling Tucson grew leaps and bounds in the post war years of the 1950s and 1960s. As a result mid-century architecture is ubiquitous here. Mid-century Modern architecture has become more popular with a younger generation looking for clean lines and interesting details that are often not found …

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Tucson’s Historic Districts – Search Homes for Sale

Did you know Tucson has 35 Historic Districts on the National Register? Which historic Tucson neighborhood is best for you? Where are they located? Below is an alphabetical list of each of Tucson’s Historic Districts and a description of what makes each area unique with links to homes currently for sale in each district. Are …

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Bungalow homes for sale in Tucson

If you pass by most older Tucson neighborhoods, chances are you’ll see several Bungalow homes. Maybe, like me, you’ve always been fascinated by these charming houses. The term Bungalow originated from India. Sometimes called Craftsman or California Bungalow, these homes were popular in the early 20th century in many parts of the country, including Tucson. Part of their popularity …

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Mercado District where the streetcar ends and community begins

The Mercado District of Menlo Park in Tucson The Mercado District of Menlo Park is a unique neighborhood that broke ground in 2007 and still has lots available. The Mercado is located at the west end of Tucson’s Modern Streetcar line, just west of I-10 at Congress and Avenida del Convento. This  conveniently located community …

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Lusk Corporation built many great mid-century Tucson homes

Lusk Corporation: Building Mid Century Modern homes for the masses – 1950-1966 The Lusk Corporation, founded in 1950, was a Tucson-based developer/home-building company that was responsible for developing many unique, mid-century modern neighborhoods in Tucson. Although started in Arizona, the Lusk Corporation eventually developed neighborhoods in many states including Nevada, Texas, Indiana, Missouri, California, New Mexico, Illinois, and …

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