Historic structures are among the appealing features of Armory park and certainly attracted Donna and me to the neighborhood. In a past post, I mentioned that Annie Laos is our next door neighbor. She was the leader of a movement to preserve the old Safford School buildings and was also a major player in the creation of our Historic Preservation Zone. Because she knows we appreciate the community’s history, she gifted us a copy of the armory park:74 ff study which formed the basis for creation of our HPZ. This study was done by the University of Arizona College of Architecture in 1974.
I am going to use the study as the source for a series of articles about the historic structures, mostly homes, which make Armory Park so special. I will also look for other sources of historic information about our neighborhood and the people and places who built it.
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