Tucson’s Historic Neighborhoods – new map and descriptions

Below is a pdf of the the Tucson Historic Neighborhoods map. The descriptions and illustrations of the architectural styles are fascinating – and beautiful! Here’s how our neighborhood, Blenman-Elm is described:


“Midtown home of the 14-acre garden resort, the Arizona Inn (1930), as well as Blenman Elementary School (1942), this midtown neighborhood consists of 17 styles of homes popular between the 1920s and the 1950s, a majority of which are Ranch style with Spanish Revival influences. The neighborhood also contains a large number of homes designed by Swiss-born Tucson architect Josias Joesler. Featuring wide landscaped streets, Blenman-Elm continues to be a popular housing area for its walkability, Treat Avenue bike route, and proximity to the University of Arizona and Banner Health-University Medical Center.”

Credit goes to Hannah Glasston and Alan Mycklebust, with thanks to Banner and Whyfor Design for the printing. Also many thanks to Alice Roe for her hard work on this!


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