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Cannon-Douglass Residence

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 2, 2010
1. Cannon-Douglas Residence Marker
Inscription. Dr. William Austin Cannon had this house built during 1904-1905. He was the first resident botanist with the Carnegie Desert Laboratory in 1902, and worked there until 1926. Dr. Cannon sold the house in 1913 to Dr. Andrew Ellicott Douglass, an astronomer, who in 1896 had located the site for Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. Dr. Douglass, founder of dendrochronology, also built the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. Due to his early leadership, the University of Arizona is one of the world's leading institutions in the science of astronomy and dendrochronology.

Spanish Translation Marker:
Residencia de los Profesores
Cannon y Douglass
Esta casa fué construída en 1904-05 por el Profesor Dr. William Austin Cannon, primer botánico del Laboratorio Carnegie del Desierto y ocupante de aquel puesto desde 1902 hasta 1926. En 1913, vendió la casa al Profesor Dr. Andrew Ellicott Douglass, conocido astronomo que había establecido el Observatorio Lowell de Flagstaff en 1896. Douglass, fundador de la ciencia de dendrocronología, tambíen supervisó la construcción del Observatorio Stewart. Gracias a su influencia original la Universidad de Arizona llegó a ser reconocido mundialmente en los campos científicos de astronomiá y científicos de astronomiá y dendrocronologíá.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 2, 2010
2. Cannon-Douglas Residence Marker
Spanish translation of marker text.
1989 by Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location. 32° 14.171′ N, 110° 57.251′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on East Speedway Boulevard west of North Santa Rita Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1189 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson AZ 85721, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George E. P. Smith Residence (here, next to this marker); John Campbell Greenway (approx. ¼ mile away); Eusebio Francisco Kino, S. J. (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S.S. Arizona 1916 - Wilber L. "Bill" Bower U of A Outstanding Achievement Awards (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Arizona Mall Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); University Streetcar Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bicentennial Moon Tree (approx. half a mile away); Coronado Hotel (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Also see . . .
1. The University Neighborhood. The Smith and Cannon Homes, 1904 (Submitted on June 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 

2. Dendrochronology. Simply put, dendrochronolgy is the dating of past events (climate changes) through the study of tree rings. (Submitted on June 7, 2010.)
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By Bill Kirchner, June 2, 2010
3. Cannon-Douglas Residence Marker
 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 2, 2010
4. Cannon-Douglas Residence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 906 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on May 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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