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El Encanto neighborhood roads

El Encanto Estates – an enchanting historic neighborhood in Tucson

About El Encanto Estates The word encanto translates to enchanted or charming, which is quite suitable for this beautiful midtown neighborhood. When El Encanto was established in 1928, the area of Country Club Road between Broadway Boulevard and 5th Street was on the far east side of Tucson, just outside city limits. El Encanto Estates …

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El Conquistador Water Tower in Colonia Solana neighborhood

Colonia Solana – One of Tucson’s Historic Residential Districts

A Brief History of Colonia Solana Colonia Solana is the first Tucson neighborhood to embrace the natural desert landscape surrounding it. In 1926 Harry E. Bryant purchased the land that Colonia Solana now inhabits, with the desire to build a residential project that incorporated the natural desert setting. Bryan hired landscape architect Stephen Child of …

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