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

Alameda Street

Calle de las Milpas

 

—Cemetery Street —

 
Alameda Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 20, 2013
1. Alameda Street Marker
Marker is mounted horizontally in the sidewalk.
Inscription. Named Calle de las Milpas ("Road Which Leads to the Corn Fields") during Tucson’s Spanish period; the street linked the presidio with adjacent agricultural fields. Renamed Cemetery Street in the mid-1800s, the street was the main thoroughfare between downtown and the local military cemetery. By 1875 the cemetery was moved and the street was renamed Alameda Street ("Tree-Lined Street").
 
Erected 2013 by City of Tucson Historic Preservation Office.
 
Location. 32° 13.373′ N, 110° 58.519′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is at the intersection of West Alameda Street and North Main Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Alameda Street. Click for map. Marker is in the sidewalk on the south side of Alameda Street. 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. Padre-Eusebio-Francisco-Kino, S.J. (a few steps from this marker); Tucson Old Walled City (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Nye Fish House (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Avenue
Alameda Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 20, 2013
2. Alameda Street Marker
View north across Alameda Street to Main Avenue.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Corner of the Presidio (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiram S. Stevens House (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidio Wall Camino Real (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
 
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Alameda Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 20, 2013
3. Alameda Street Marker
View east on Alameda Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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