Historic Tucson Neighborhoods

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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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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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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Aldea Linda – One of Tucson’s Historic Districts

About Aldea Linda Neighborhood Aldea Linda is located north of 22nd Street and east of Swan Road. It was developed 1947 to 1964 and it received historic district status in 2009. If you are looking for a quiet, rural feeling neighborhood located in midtown Tucson that is close to shopping and amenities, look no further …

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Mid century homes for sale in Tucson

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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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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colorful historic home in the Tucson Barrio

Tucson’s Historic Districts – Search Homes for Sale

Did you know Tucson has over 30 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. …

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Bungalow style home in West University, Tucson

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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Home in West University

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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