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Mansions of Main Avenue

 
 
Mansions of Main Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2012
1. Mansions of Main Avenue Marker
Inscription. From the 1860s to the early 1900s, many of the wealthiest families in Tucson built homes along Main Avenue (El Camino Real), from Alameda Street north to 6th Street. "La vecindad cerca del centro" or, "the neighborhood near downtown" soon earned the nickname "Snob Hollow." Most of these architecturally unique mansions survived the urban renewal programs of the 1960s, and El Presidio Historic District became one of the first Tucson neighborhoods to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Historic House Dates
119 N. Main – Fish – 1868
151 N. Main – Duffield-Stevens – 1865
179 N. Main – Corbett – 1908
221 N. Main – Hughes – 1864
234 N. Main – Olcott – 1890
252 N. Main – Cheyney – 1905
297 N. Main – Kruttschnitt – 1886
300 N. Main – Steinfield – 1898
317 N. Main – Verdugo – 1877
340 N. Main – Hereford – 1902
378 N. Main – Owls Club – 1903
402 N. Main – Franklin – 1898
430 N. Main – Herring – 1868
 
Erected 2011 by This Historic Marker is a gift to the City of Tucson from Gerald and Emma Talen.
 
Location. 32° 
Mansions of Main Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2012
2. Mansions of Main Avenue Marker
Marker is in center of photo.
13.451′ N, 110° 58.553′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Avenue and West Paseo Redondo, on the right when traveling south on North Main Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the northwest corner. 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. Presidio San Agustín del Tucson (a few steps from this marker); N. W. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson (a few steps from this marker); Presidio Wall (a few steps from this marker); Hiram S. Stevens House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leonardo Romero House (about 300 feet away); Meyer Street (about 400 feet away); Granada Avenue (about 400 feet away); Main Gate (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
119 N. Main – Fish House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2012
3. 119 N. Main – Fish House
151 N. Main – Duffield-Stevens House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2012
4. 151 N. Main – Duffield-Stevens House
179 N. Main – Corbett House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 14, 2013
5. 179 N. Main – Corbett House
378 N. Main – Owls Club image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 6, 2012
6. 378 N. Main – Owls Club
340 N. Main – Hereford House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 6, 2012
7. 340 N. Main – Hereford House
317 N. Main – Verdugo House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 6, 2012
8. 317 N. Main – Verdugo House
300 N. Main – Steinfield House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 6, 2012
9. 300 N. Main – Steinfield House
297 N. Main – Kruttschnitt House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 6, 2012
10. 297 N. Main – Kruttschnitt House
252 N. Main – Cheyney House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 6, 2012
11. 252 N. Main – Cheyney House
234 N. Main – Olcott House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2012
12. 234 N. Main – Olcott House
221 N. Main – Hughes House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 6, 2012
13. 221 N. Main – Hughes House
402 N. Main – Franklin House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2012
14. 402 N. Main – Franklin House
430 N. Main – Herring House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2012
15. 430 N. Main – Herring House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on April 15, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on January 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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