Architecture of the Modern Movement (548 KB)

This document is a context study of modern architecture in Tucson, Arizona built between 1945 and 1975. The document encompasses commercial, institutional, and residential buildings that were designed as part of the Modern Movement.

Historic American Landscape Survey of El Tiradito Shrine


Historic and Architectural Resources of Downtown Tucson (16.3 MB)

This National Register Multiple Properties Documentation Form provides historic contexts for individually listed properties in Downtown Tucson related to one or more identified contexts: Planning and Development in Tucson, 1775-1936 and Architecture in Tucson, 1896-1935.


Historic Miracle Mile: Tucson's Northern Auto Gateway (3.33 MB)

This historic context study was developed in 2009 as a resource for the Oracle Area Revitalization Project. Over 160 non-residential properties within the project area were evaluated, and a period of significance—1920 to 1973—was identified for this historic corridor. 


Tucson Health Seekers Multiple Properties Submission (22 MB)

Listed January, 2013

As early as the 1880s, Arizona was a popular destination for Easterners suffering from pulmonary and respiratory diseases. After World War I and continuing into the late 1920s, however, Tucson became the prime destination for those suffering from respiratory ailments such as tuberculosis. It was during this time that doctors commonly prescribed Tucson’s dry climate and plentiful sunshine as curative. In Tucson, tuberculosis not only impacted town planning, but it also influenced local architecture and the kinds of sanatoria created to meet the needs of the sick. Tucson's historical sanatoria architecture and tuberculosis-related properties include tent cities, homesteads, hospitals, convalescent homes, and boarding houses. Tucson Health Seekers Multiple Properties Documentation Form (22 MB) and Tucson Health Seekers Architectural Drawings (24.7 MB).

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Tucson Post World War II Residential Subdivision Development Report (1945-1973) (4.43 MB)

Tucson's population boom after World War II was accompanied by new architectural styles and construction techniques which now represent a significant portion of our community's historic fabric.  This report, completed in 2007, summarizes these trends and includes typologies of Tucson's post-War residential architecture and landscaping.

Report (4.43 MB)

Maps (2.2 MB)