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Downtown Tucson Then and Now

Downtown Tucson Then and Now

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Downtown Tucson Then and Now

Downtown Tucson Then and Now

Stone Ave in Tucson, including Arizona Land and Title, Pima Savings, Jacome's and Steinfelds, looking south from Alameda Street from the northeast corner in 1962. 

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Then and Now

1972: The Fox Buena Vista Theater at 251 S. Wilmot Road after expansion and remodeling.

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Then and Now

1970: Two kids angle in for a polo ball after a polo match north Ft. Lowell Road and east of Columbus. 

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Then and Now

1954: Jones Boulevard at Speedway Boulevard, looking south. Note the Tucson cop chatting with somebody in the patrol car, lower left, and the vintage Texaco station at right.

December 17, 2014 12:47 pm
PEABODY, Brian

PEABODY, Brian

Brian Peabody, left, was introduced to his players and the media yesterday as new head basketball coach at Pima Community College on Sept. 16, 2003.

December 17, 2014 11:12 am
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Then and Now

1980: The historic marquee of the shuttered Tucson Fox Theatre on West Congress Street looms over people waiting for their bus to arrive.

December 16, 2014 7:10 pm
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Then and Now

1955: Old adobe buildings on East Jackson Street near South Scott Avenue, which were more than 60 years old at the time, were to be razed to make way for a parking lot. The property extended to the north all the way to East Broadway Boulevard. 

December 16, 2014 5:33 pm
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Then and Now

1963: The Tucson High School marching band at the dedication ceremony for the new Broadway underpass at the Southern Pacific RR tracks east of downtown Tucson. Photo taken looking west from the SPRR bridge.

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Then and Now

1955: Tucson firefighters from Engine 2, a 1954 American La France Foamite pumper, visit a duplex 121-23 N. 2nd Ave. for a voluntary fire inspection. The spartan, open-air truck had a water tank that held 200 gallons.

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Then and Now

1956: Tucson Fire Department dispatcher Ellis Franklin on duty at the radio desk when the city had seven fire stations. Note the pack of Viceroy cigarettes the big ashtray at the base of the microphone.

December 16, 2014 5:33 pm
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1965: The Tucson Fire Department's Station No. 1, as seen in the 1960s, was once on the 100 block of South Sixth Avenue. The station housed six units and 18 firefighters. The Santa Rita Hotel rises behind the station.

December 16, 2014 5:33 pm
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Then and Now

1956: The Fox Tucson Theatre after an $80,000 remodeling that included a box office and an all glass front.

December 16, 2014 5:32 pm
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Then and Now

1960s: The Spanish Trail Motel on I-10 frontage east of Nogales Highway (6th Avenue), an accessible stop for cross-country travelers on the new Interstate 10. The inn was once a nice place featuring music and dancing in its large, round restaurant as well as pleasant grounds with an Olympic-…

December 16, 2014 5:32 pm
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Then and Now

1974: Junked cars and trash spill into the Santa Cruz River, looking south, just south of Grant Road. 

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Then and Now

1980: Sunrise Village Center, including Safeway, at Sunrise Drive and Swan Road shortly after completion in June. It was the first major grocery store in the Foothills.

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Then and Now

1979: Speedway Boulevard in the 70s? Guess again. A clutter of signage along North Oracle Road between Roger Road and Limberlost Drive

December 16, 2014 5:30 pm
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Then and Now

1963: The Eliza Ward Rockwell House, built in 1907, in the El Presidio Historic neighborhood at Franklin and Granada in Tucson. Affluent and influential Easterners built mansions in what the masses then called Snob Hollow. “They built grand houses and held great parties,” said tour guide Joa…

December 16, 2014 5:32 pm
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Then and Now

1925: The All Auto Camp on 2650 N Oracle Road at Jacinto, which featured names of U.S. states on the casitas.

December 16, 2014 5:30 pm
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1958: New U.S. Post Office at 5612 E. Broadway, to serve Tucson's post-World War II suburban families purchasing new homes in subdivisions East of central Tucson.

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1974: The first phase of Oracle Place, an office complex on the northwest corner of North Oracle and West Ina Roads. The Great Western Bank was to occupy the two-story, 20,000 square foot building. 

December 16, 2014 5:30 pm
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Then and Now

1957: Construction workers' cars sit atop at Latimer Building on East Pennington during construction of Tucson's first rooftop parking area. What is now the Pima County Public Works building under construction at upper right and Reilly Funeral Home (now pizza) is lower right.

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1975: Silverbell Road and Artesiano Road (now Continental Reserve Loop) in Marana, looking East-Southwest. The Town of Marana filed a land use plan showing future housing developments.

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1950: North Oracle Road (Florence Highway) bridge at the Rillito River, west of the current bridge. A new four-lane bridge was being constructed to the east, on the current Oracle Road alignment.

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Then and Now

1962: Tucson city workers repair potholes at East Broadway and Tucson boulevards. At the time, supervisor Milton Dumm cited the reason for the holes was that the old strip pavement was less than an inch thick.

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1969: The Tucson Public Library, now the Tucson Children's Museum, at 200 S. 6th Ave. City officials were concerned about trash and clutter downtown. The the original building, the Carnegie Free Library, was completed in 1901.

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Then and Now

1964: Free parking was available in the downtown area at the Park and Shop behind the Steinfeld's department store. West Pennington Street and Pima County Courthouse are at right.

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Then and Now

1961: Workers from Harlow Nursery plant Joshua and fan palm trees in front of a business as part of a city beautification project.

December 16, 2014 5:32 pm
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Then and Now

1950: Looking south along North Oracle Road towards a new two-lane Rillito River bridge under construction. 

December 16, 2014 5:30 pm
TYLER, Nathan

TYLER, Nathan

UA golfer Nathan Tyler on the driving range at Arizona National golf course on May 16, 2007. 

December 16, 2014 3:51 pm
STEVENS, Kristie

STEVENS, Kristie

Tennis Coach of the Year, Jan. 22, 2013. 

December 16, 2014 3:30 pm
Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snowmen starting to thin out as the temperature warms up after a snowstorm in Tucson on Dec. 17, 1967.

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Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snow on the El Con Mall sign in Tucson on March 3, 1964, ironically welcoming the Cleveland Indians for Spring Training.

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Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snow on the playground at Reid Park Tucson on March 3, 1964.

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Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snow on the Pima County Courthouse in Tucson on March 3, 1964.

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Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snowfall at Hi Corbett Field, Tucson, on March 3, 1964.

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Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Women throw snowballs in Reid Park, Tucson, on March 3, 1964.

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Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snowfall in Tucson on March 3, 1964.

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Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snow at Saguaro National Park East (then, Saguaro National Monument) on Dec. 23, 1965.

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Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snow and ice at Kitt Peak National Observatory on March 3, 1964.

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Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snow and ice clinging to the telescope structure at Kitt Peak National Observatory west of Tucson on March 3, 1964.

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Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snowfall in El Encanto Estates, Tucson, on Feb. 10, 1965.

December 16, 2014 3:28 pm
Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snow in El Encanto Estates, Tucson, on Feb. 10. 1965.

December 16, 2014 3:28 pm
Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Mothballed planes covered with snow at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson on Feb. 10, 1965. The Rincon Mountains are in the background.

December 16, 2014 3:28 pm
Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snow on the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson as seen from downtown on Feb. 11, 1966.

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Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

A motorist awaits service from a tow truck driver during a snow storm on Dec. 17, 1967 at a Skaggs Drug Store on East Broadway in Tucson.

December 16, 2014 3:29 pm
Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

A chance encounter with Santa at Skagg's Drug Store on Broadway Road near Kolb Road during a snow storm in Tucson on Feb. 17, 1967.

December 16, 2014 3:29 pm
Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snow clogs the Catalina Highway to Mt. Lemmon at 5,400 feet elevation on Feb. 18, 1967. Rock slides up ahead kept motorists from going further.

December 16, 2014 3:29 pm
Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snow in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson on Feb. 20, 1969.

December 16, 2014 3:29 pm
Snow in Tucson

Snow in Tucson

Snow in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson on Feb. 20, 1969.

December 16, 2014 3:29 pm

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