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Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Ochoa Street

 
 
Ochoa Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 10, 2013
1. Ochoa Street Marker
Inscription. Named during Arizona’s Territorial period to honor Estevan Ochoa (b.1831 – d.1888), whose ancestors arrived in Mexico with the Cortez expedition. He was born in Chihuahua, Mexico to a wealthy mining and ranching family. Before settling permanently in Tucson in 1860, he lived in Mesilla, New Mexico. He was a prominent Tucson businessman, politician, and philanthropist, helping fund the construction of the city’s first schools.
 
Erected 2013 by City of Tucson Historic Preservation Office.
 
Location. 32° 13.185′ N, 110° 58.364′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is at the intersection of South Church Avenue and West Ochoa Street, on the right when traveling south on South Church Avenue. Click for map. Marker is mounted horizontally in the sidewalk on the west side of Church Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Convent Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Convent Street (about 400 feet away); Site of Arizona's Second Territorial Capitol
Ochoa Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 10, 2013
2. Ochoa Street Marker
(about 500 feet away but has been reported missing); Plaza de la Mesilla (about 500 feet away); Charles O. Brown House (about 500 feet away); August 20th Park (about 500 feet away); McCormick Street (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
 
Also see . . .  Street Smarts: Ochoa led freight business, large store. (Submitted on November 14, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
 
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Ochoa Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 10, 2013
3. Ochoa Street
View east across Church Avenue to Ochoa Street.
Tucson Landmarks image. Click for full size.
circa 1870
4. Tucson Landmarks
Note item 22: the Tully, Ochoa & Company's corral.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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