Downtown Tucson

University Heights School designed by Henry Jaastad was converted to apartments many years ago

Henry Jaastad – Architect and Tucson Mayor

Henry Jaastad was an important local figure in the early 20th century for 2 main reasons. One, he was a prominent Tucson architect, designing about 500 buildings in Tucson and throughout Southern Arizona, literally shaping the appearance of area. Secondly, he became influential in local politics with a long career as a Tucson Mayor and …

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Spanish Colonial Revival style Safford School designed by architect Annie Rockfellow, working for Henry Jaastad in 1917 in Tucson's Armory Park neighborhood.

Annie Rockfellow: A Master of Spanish Revival Architecture

Chances are, you haven’t heard of Annie Graham Rockfellow. Somehow, Arizona’s first female architect got pushed aside in local history for several decades. So, who is she? Annie Rockfellow was the first woman to study architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one year after they allowed women to enroll. After working back east for several …

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The first 2 units of Miramonte Barrio Viejo project are under construction in downtown Tucson

Miramonte Barrio Viejo – New Townhomes in Downtown Tucson

About Miramonte Barrio Viejo Arizona home builder Miramonte Homes is building 13 new townhomes in downtown Tucson in the historic Barrio Viejo neighborhood. The masonry homes are currently under construction at Meyer Avenue between Simpson Street and Kennedy Street, on what was previously 5 long-time vacant lots. Let’s take a look at Tucson’s latest infill …

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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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Tucson Barrio building near downtown

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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Teatro Carmen

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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San Cosme church

Barrio El Hoyo: Historic Tucson neighborhood

Historic Barrio El Hoyo Neighborhood Barrio El Hoyo has so much to offer, mature vegetation, quiet streets, and close-proximity to Downtown Tucson amenities. This is an small historic neighborhood with a great location. Situated southwest of downtown Tucson near the Tucson Convention Center, this barrio covers approximately 22 acres. El Hoyo translates loosely to “the …

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Congress Street in Downtown Tucson

Homes for sale near Downtown Tucson

Looking at homes for sale near downtown Tucson? Here’s your guide! Downtown Tucson is currently experiencing an exciting renaissance. It all started with the renovation of the Fox Theater in 2005 and continued with the opening of the Tucson Modern Streetcar in 2014, which prompted many businesses, restaurants, and people to move downtown. Now is a great time to …

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Mercado District neighborhood just west of Downtown Tucson, adjacent to the Tucson Modern Streetcar

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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Homes for sale near the Tucson Streetcar

Homes for Sale Near the Tucson Streetcar

The Tucson Streetcar project is an exciting development that will be helpful for many residents who live and work in the University and Downtown areas. With the first day of operation being planned for July 25, 2014, many Tucsonans are getting excited about trying out the new mode of transportation. Have you thought of buying …

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