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Armory Park Historic District Tour
November 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm| $20
The Armory Park Neighborhood Association presents the Armory Park Historic District Tour. Benefits Armory Park’s own Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Program.
Journey through Tucson’s architectural evolution on Saturday, November 14, when downtown denizens open their doors for the Armory Park Historic District Tour. This self-guided stroll offers a glimpse at styles ranging from California bungalow and dainty Victorian to clever, contemporary adaptations of vintage commercial buildings.
Historic and eclectic. Those words pair nicely in describing this year’s tour, which includes a former Tastee Freeze ice cream shop, now transformed into a renowned glass art studio; a circa 1888 adobe, where the ceiling in a breezeway is comprised of railroad ties and crates; a Colonial-Revival style house dating from 1901, recently renovated to include a master bedroom suite; a dignified, former Odd Fellows Hall that’s since become home to art galleries and a bustling restaurant; a Queen Anne bungalow, dating from 1898, gutted and then restored in exquisite detail.
More than a dozen homes, businesses, gardens and other properties will welcome you, with each of them exemplifying a notch on Armory Park’s diverse timeline. And long that line is, dating back to the railroad’s arrival here in 1880. Within a few short years, Victorians and Queen Annes had become all the rage among railroad executives, who looked down their noses at the traditional adobes then dominating the town.
Tickets are $20, available at www.armoryparktucson.org or at St. Andrew’s on tour day.
For information call 520-730-7919, or email email@example.com.
Don’t miss this peek at our past during the Armory Park Historic District Tour.