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George E. P. Smith Residence

Residencia del Profesor George E. P. Smith

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 2, 2010
1. George E. P. Smith Residence Marker
Inscription. Dr. Smith built this house in 1904 in anticipation of his marriage to Maud North, a Tucson teacher. The house, which he designed, was the first building on the north side of Speedway. Dr. Smith was a University of Arizona professor of engineering and physics from 1900-1906, of irrigation engineering from 1906-1955, and emeritus to 1975. He pioneered in measuring Arizona's groundwater and brought recognition to the University as a center for the study of water use in arid lands.

Spanish Translation Marker:
Residencia del Profesor
George E. P. Smith
El Profesor Smith construyó esta casa en 1904 en anticipación de su matrimonio con la Señorita Maud North, una maestra de Tucson. La construcción se basó en un diseño del mismo Profesor Smith y la casa fué la primera ubicada en el lado norte de la calle Speedway. Smith ocupaba los puestos de Profesor de Ingeniería y Física (1900-1906) y Profesor de Ingenieriá Hidráulica (1906-1955) en la Universidad de Arizona. Se jubiló en 1955 y seguía como Profesor Emérito hasta su muerte en 1975. El Profesor Smith fué el descubridor de nuevos métodos para medir los niveles de las aguas subterráneas y logró que la Universidad de Arizona fuera reconocida como un centro de investigaciones sobre el uso del agua en tierras áridas.
 
Erected
George E. P. Smith Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 2, 2010
2. George E. P. Smith Residence Marker
Spanish translation of marker text.
1989 by Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location. 32° 14.171′ N, 110° 57.248′ 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: 1195 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson AZ 85721, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cannon-Douglass Residence (here, next to this marker); John Campbell Greenway (approx. 0.3 miles 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); Old Main (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). 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. Professor E.P. Smith. A short biography of Professor Smith. (Submitted on June 6, 2010.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureEducation
 
George E. P. Smith Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 2, 2010
3. George E. P. Smith Residence Marker
George E. P. Smith Residence image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 2, 2010
4. George E. P. Smith 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 842 times since then and 26 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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