Monday, May 18, 2015

2015 Tucson: Historic Tucson (5/18/2015)

Monday, May 18, 2015
Our last full day in Tucson! We drove back to the Museum of Art to park and complete our downtown tour. (We did parts of the tour on Saturday and Sunday.) We followed the Turquoise Trail and more!
First a short cut across the Jacome Plaza.
Framed Tamiko (KAH)
Framed Karen 
Ronstadt Transit Center shelter
Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
at 414 N Toole Street
Karen with Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp
(2005) by Dan Bates
After Morgan Earp's assassination, Wyatt and Doc were escorting Virgil Earp as far as the Tucson Depot, when Wyatt saw and shot Frank Stilwell. (I think!)
 Southern Pacific Locomotive #1673 (1900)
Old and new transportaton (KAH)
Tucson Depot (1907, restored to 1942 era)
at 414 N Toole Street;
listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992;
still an active Amtrak station
Back door of Congress Hotel (1919,
designed by Alexander & William Curlett);
listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003
Congress Hotel at 303-311 E Congress St;
site of capture of John Dillinger in 1934
"Desert Splendor" by Daniel Martin Diaz,
at Centro Garage at 345 E Congress Street
Rialto Theater (1920-1922,
designed by Alexander & William Curlett)
at 318 E Congress St
US Courthouse and Post Office (1929-1930,
designed by James A Wetmore in Neoclassical style
with Mission style variations)
at 55 E Broadway Boulevard/38 S Scott Street
Sun Link Streetcar
Be Kind/I am Tucson mural (2012)
at E Broadway Blvd and Stone Avenue
Marist College Campus/Cathedral Parish Hall (1916)
Marist College Campus/Our Lady's Chapel (1916)
Marist College (1915),
Catholic boys' school closed in 1968;
only 3-story adobe building in Arizona,
listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011
St Augustine Cathedral Placita
St Augustine Cathedral (1896-1928 in Mexican
Baroque style after the Cathedral of Querétaro, Mexico)
at 192 S Stone Avenue
St Augustine Cathedral cast stone façade 
Indigenous plants carved around the arch
Horned lizard
St Augustine Cathedral sanctuary
with Pamplona Crucifix (c 1400)
installed in 1981
Scottish Rite Cathedral (1915-1916,
designed by Henry C Trost in Roman Revival style
with Greek Ionic capitals)
at 160 S Scott Avenue;
listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979
Scottish Rite Cathedral detail
(and bee's nest as we were informed by the homeless)
Griffin Toby (2009) Joe O'Connell (KAH)
1950s neon sign at Pueblo Hotel
(1902-1904, designed by Henry C Trost
in Mission Revival style)
at E 12th Street and S 6th Avenue
Freeman Memorial Bench (1920,
designed by Bernard Maybeck and sculpted by Benjamin Bufano)
Armory Park/Military Plaza WWII Memorial with
former Carnegie Free Library (1900-1901,
designed by Henry C Trost in Neoclassical style) in background,
now the Tucson Children's Museum
Safford School (1918, designed by Annie Rockfellow)
at 200 E 13th Street
Safford School detail
Temple of Music & Art (1927, designed by Arthur W Hawes
in Spanish Colonial Revival style);
founded by Madeline Heineman;
at 330 S Scott Avenue
WomanKraft House (1918) at 388 S Stone Avenue
WomanKraft gate
Primera Iglesia Bautista (1932) at 482 S Stone Avenue
Stone Avenue Temple/Temple Emanuel (1910, designed by Ely Blount
in a mixture of Neoclassical, Greek Revival, Romanesque, Moorish)
at 564 S Stone Avenue;
the oldest synagogue in Arizona 
Tamiko on the Turquoise Trail (KAH)
Barrio Viejo streetscape on W Cushing Street
Buteo platypterus/Broad-winged Hawk?
124 W Cushing Street,
Sonoran row house with metal rainspouts
Decorated metal rainspout
Ferrin House (1860s adobe structure with store added in 1880s)
at 198 W Cushing Street
Teatro Carmen (1915, designed by Manuel Flores
in Sonoran Mission style) at 348 S Meyer Avenue;
founded by Carmen Soto de Vásquez
Prairie dog posts at 343 S Meyer Avenue
Gate at 343 S Meyer Avenue
Carrillo School (1930, designed by Merritt Starlweather)
at 440 S Main Ave 
El Tiradito Shrine (1871) at 356 S Main Street
El Tiradito Shrine is dedicated to a sinner buried in unconsecrated ground as a tragic result of a love triangle. Prayers are said to save his soul from purgatory, and also for any lost loved ones.
El Tiradito Shrine
A view of the 'A' on Sentinel Peak from downtown
'A' of Sentinel Peak/'A' Mountain
Jacome Art Panel depicting the arrival of the Spanish;
it once was displayed at the Jacome Department store;
relocated here next to the Convention Center
when the store was demolished in 1970s
Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House (1850s or 1970s,
Sonoran row house) was home to General John C Fremont
when he was Territorial Governor of Arizona in 1878;
at 151 S Granada Avenue
Fig tree from 1700s in Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House courtyard
Tucson Music Hall (1971)
La Placita (1970s, Sonoran-style row houses)
at W Broadway Boulevard and S Church Avenue
EarthHeart (2005) by Chris Tanz
La Placita
La Placita
Replica of 1800 gazebo,
where the stagecoach would arrive
Sun Link Streetcar stop art,
Untitled by Joe Tyler
Statue of Francisco "Pancho" Villa
(1981 gift from Mexico)
in Veinte de Agosto Park
Homeless in Veinte de Agosto Park
Charles O Brown House (mid 19C, Sonoran row house)
at 40 W Broadway Boulevard
Be Kind/Ride on Tucson mural (2013) (KAH)
Fox Theatre (1929,
designed by Eugene Durfee in Art Deco style)
at 17 W Congress Street;
listed on the National register of Historic Places in 2003;
site of the world premier of the movie "Arizona" in 1940
Fox Theatre box office (KAH)
Bank One Building (1929,
 designed by Percy A Eisen and Albert R Walker),
Tucson's first skyscraper
at 2 E Congress Street
One South Church (1986,
designed by Curtis W Fentres),
the tallest building in Tucson

Next: Colossal Cave.

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