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  • Phil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star

One way the south side's Viking Car Wash manages to scare up some business is its proximity to a haunting mural. The blood-curdling scene features a shrieking, fiery-haired, yellow-eyed demon, a skull and bones sprawled on the ground and a sharp-toothed, spiked beast stomping the skull while roaring.


The bizarre mural is on a wall at the Viking Car Wash, 1120 S. Sixth Ave. It was painted by Jesus Robles Jr., who is now in prison.

  • Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

Think of it as Old Tucson Studios Lite. Before it was Trail Dust Town, the three-acre conglomeration of Western-style buildings on East Tanque Verde Road was the site of a movie set for a never-completed 1951 Glenn Ford film.

  • David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star

Old Fellows chaplain Jean Dahler starts off a meeting with a prayer. The service group meets regularly but has struggled to recruit new members.


The Odd Fellows meet a couple times each month at the group's lodge at 1150 N. Palo Verde Blvd.

  • Phil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star

In the middle of the 20th century, there was nothing odd about being an Odd Fellow.

  • Andrea Rivera Arizona Daily Star

"Captain America" attends Pima's Downtown Campus. Well, at least multimedia artist Bruce Butler's version of "Captain America."


Bruce Butler's "Captain America" stands on the north side of Pima College's Downtown Campus.

  • Fernanda Echavarri Arizona Daily Star

Is it a lizard or a fish? It's a giant lizard-fish! The "kind-of-random" sculpture sits on the sidewalk on South Third Avenue just north of East 20th Street, across the street from Santa Rita Park.

  • Jamar Younger Arizona Daily Star

If you're ever driving down East Fort Lowell Road west of Alvernon Way, keep an eye out for a 9-foot-tall buzzard standing on the side of the road.

  • Andrea Rivera Arizona Daily Star

A dilapidated building's run as an eyesore at the northeast corner of East Broadway and North Craycroft Road could be coming to an end. The building was at one time a tire shop, but it has been vacant for about 20 years and is in a state of disrepair, said the property's broker, Nancy McClure.

  • Jamar Younger Arizona Daily Star

At first glance, the light pole directly across from the Sun Tran bus shelters at the North Harrison Road and East Speedway park-and-ride lot …