Tucson History

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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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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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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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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The Historic Cheyney House is For Sale in Downtown Tucson

A historic Tucson home, known as the Cheyney House, is up for sale downtown (Update: this home is currently off market). This home was named after Annie Cheyney who had the home built in 1905 in the area that was then known as ‘snob hollow’.  Annie was the widow of a mining chemist named George …

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Homes for Sale near Fort Lowell Park

About the Fort Lowell area Fort Lowell Park is a great little city park located in the north-central area of Tucson at Craycroft and Glenn. The park is named after an Army settlement established in 1873 and abandoned in 1891, located on the site. Fort Lowell was built to protect the young city against the …

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Joesler Home Tour to Celebrate 75th Anniversary of St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church

To celebrate their 75th anniversary St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church has organized a bus tour of 4 homes designed by Josias Joesler, lunch at Hacienda del Sol with a tour (the inn was designed by Joesler), and a tour of the St. Philip’s in the Hills Church (also designed by Joesler). The tour takes …

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History Behind Harold Bell Wright Estates

Harold Bell Wright Estates, located near Speedway Boulevard and Wilmot Road in Tucson, has a lot of local history. If you’re like me you’ve probably wondered who Harold Bell Wright was and why does his name grace this neighborhood? About Harold Bell Wright Harold Bell Wright was an early 20th century fiction author. He wrote …

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