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

Ochoa Street

 
 
Ochoa Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 32° 13.185′ N, 110° 58.364′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. It is in Downtown. Marker is at the intersection of South Church Avenue and West Ochoa Street, on the right when traveling south on South Church Avenue. Marker is mounted horizontally in the sidewalk on the west side of Church Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 S Church Ave, Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Jackson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Convent Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); La Catedral de San Agustin (about 600 feet away); Sosa-Carillo-Frémont House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
Ochoa Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 10, 2013
2. Ochoa Street Marker
Ochoa Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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