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Armory Park…Armory Park Historic District

Development of the Armory Park Historic District began around 1880 with the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in Tucson. Because the Armory Park Historic District covers nearly a 46-city block area, we will not see it all today. We encourage you to walk around and take it all in. The District includes some 688 historically and architecturally significant buildings. Some of the neighborhood homes were built for Southern Pacific Railroad employees and their families. Other more costly homes, however, sprang up in the late 1800s and early 1900s, establishing the area as one of the most fashionable neighborhoods. Armory Park has remained relatively untouched for nearly a century, becoming increasingly more valued and valuable with time. A few Southern Pacific families still live in their original homes while boarding houses, once occupied by engineers, conductors, and brakemen, are now highly prized as unique and pricey residential rental properties.

Look across 6th Avenue to the Tucson Children’s Museum