Neighborhood

The Blenman-Elm Neighborhood is bounded on the south by Speedway, on the east by Country Club, on the north by Grant, and on the west by Campbell, excluding the northwest quadrant (which is Catalina Vista). See Map.

We are one of 34 National Register Historic Districts in Tucson. Many volunteer hours went into obtaining this designation, which was acquired in 2003. As a result, not only do we have that unique status, it provides certain benefits to owners of houses that are contributing properties.

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Fun Facts:

  • Home and business addresses: About 1,880.
  • Architecture styles: Seventeen styles, including national folk, Sonoran, territorial, hipped box, Spanish colonial, bungalow, Tudor, pueblo revival, colonial revival, transitional ranch, early ranch, ranch, art moderne, Southwest and contemporary.
  • Landmarks: Arizona Inn, Blenman Elementary School, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and School, Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.
  • Noteworthy: Birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger lived just east of the Arizona Inn in the 1940s. Author and philanthropist Grace Flandrau lived in the same home during the early 1960s.

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