Tucson’s Historic Neighborhoods

Tucson’s Historic Neighborhoods are a vibrant expression of this community’s diverse cultural heritage. Its origins can be traced back to the prehistoric and early historic Native American agricultural communities and Spanish period mission and presidio settlements on both sides of the Santa Cruz River, the lifeblood of this region.

Download the 2022 Historic Neighborhood Map Guide now!

Download the Historic Neighborhood Map Guide HERE.

BENA just completed its second printing of the Guide, earlier in 2015, and it being distributed throughout Tucson. Thanks to the BENA Board for supporting this project, and to Banner UMC for sponsoring the printing so the Guide is distributed free of charge. The first printing of 25,000 copies was very well received.

This Guide to Tucson’s Historic Neighborhoods is a project of the Blenman Elm Neighborhood Association (BENA), historic districts, and the City of Tucson Historic Preservation Office to highlight, recognize and preserve Tucson’s oldest neighborhoods.

This Guide is a recipient of a Tucson-Pima County Preservation Award in 2012.

1 thought on “Tucson’s Historic Neighborhoods

  1. Hello,

    Thank you. I’m considering restoring my newly purchased home here in the Blenman-Elm historic district. My home was built in 1945 according to the National Register records here on this website, and designated a ‘rancher’. Are any of the original house plans for the homes available to have alook at?

    Sincerely,
    Mary Anne Viney

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