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Map of National Register Historic Districts in Tucson (594 KB)

This map provides an index of the districts by the year they were listed on the National Register and an overview of the districts' locations.

   

National Register Historic Districts

Tucson's nationally designated historic districts meet the criteria for, and have been listed in, the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). A NRHP historic district is composed of multiple contributing properties that—as a collective whole—convey significance in terms of one or more of the following aspects of American history: (A) Association with historic events or activities, (B) Association with an important person in history, (C) Distinctive design or physical character, or (D) Potential to provide important information about prehistory or history. Each contributing property in a NRHP historic district must maintain enough of its original qualities to visibly convey its significance. These qualities of integrity include: location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association. A National Register Historic District must contain a minimum of 51 percent contributing properties within its boundaries.

There are currently 34 National Register Historic Districts in Tucson, which are listed alphabetically below.  Another 6 areas are under review to become National Register Historic Districts, also listed alphabetically under 'Pending' below. 

As available, links to the documents related to each district's nominations are included.  Where necessary, one large and multiple smaller files are provided of the same document in case file sizes are too large for those accessing this information using slower Internet speeds.
   

Individually Listed National Register Properties

Tucson's individually designated historic properties meet the criteria for, and have been listed in, the National Register of Historic Places. An individually designated historic property derives its significance from one or more of the following aspects of American history: (A) Association with historic events or activities, (B) Association with an important person in history, (C) Distinctive design or physical character, or (D) Potential to provide important information about prehistory or history. An individually designated historic property also maintains enough of its original qualities that make it significant. These qualities of integrity include: location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association.

   

Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Properties

These federal Standards are neither technical nor prescriptive, but are intended to promote responsible preservation practices that help protect our irreplaceable cultural resources. Click here to learn more.