U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Tucson
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-25-2009, 03:10 PM
 
643 posts, read 1,856,574 times
Reputation: 326

Advertisements

Does anyone have any they'd share? Or maybe a website with some up? I was just curious what it used to look like before it looked like it looks now.

Maybe also an old map -- oooh, that'd be neat. I found this one... http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histo..._ariz_1920.jpg Haha
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-25-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Tucson
42,835 posts, read 82,185,141 times
Reputation: 22814
There is an old map in the Old Studios. If I remember correctly, the city pretty much consisted of about the 20 streets and avenues downtown at the time.

I think it was about as old as this one:

TUCSON ARIZONA (AZ) LANDOWNER MAP 1870-1880 (http://www.historicmapsrestored.com/citymaps/s-z/tucson1870.html - broken link)

Could've been even the same...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2009, 03:25 PM
 
643 posts, read 1,856,574 times
Reputation: 326
I saw that one, Sierra, but they are selling it so you cant see it any bigger.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Tucson
42,835 posts, read 82,185,141 times
Reputation: 22814
Quote:
Originally Posted by JillBoBill View Post
I saw that one, Sierra, but they are selling it so you cant see it any bigger.
Actually, the one I'm talking about (in the studios) is not much bigger or clearer...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
1,389 posts, read 3,243,993 times
Reputation: 698
It is not easy to find photographic evidence of Tucson, that is pre-existing its current skyline. At least not on the net. You have to dig deep.

Here is a little nugget with an interesting picture: Amphithteater School District Heritage

An old map: http://www.historicmapsrestored.com/media/maps/citymapss-z/tucson_az_1880_color_b.jpg (broken link)

Here is some stuff about old/abandoned air fields in the area with some nifty photos:

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: Arizona, Northern Tucson area
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
1,389 posts, read 3,243,993 times
Reputation: 698
Here is one that pisses me off kinda.

Used to be I could go hiking here: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1208/...475919.jpg?v=0

and see this: http://blog.tucsonvalley.com/wp-cont...petroglyph.jpg

Now it looks like this http://www.tucsonproperties.net/data/tar/pics/20921053.jpg (broken link)

And when in the parts of the canyon that were not developed, I can not find any petroglyph. I've been told there are still some to be found, but my bearings are probably all screwed up because the paths in to the site I took now have parking lots or houses built on them.

Deer hunting in the area has gone to hell too!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2009, 04:51 PM
 
95 posts, read 275,464 times
Reputation: 117
An old postcard. looks like a Renault behind the '56 Chevy:


This one isn't old, I don't think, but it's always strange to see palms with snow:


You can find all kinds of pics here:
Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing (http://www.flickr.com/ - broken link)
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2009, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Tucson
42,835 posts, read 82,185,141 times
Reputation: 22814
Here are a few old pics:

History of Downtown Tucson, Arizona

Arizona Historical Society
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
1,222 posts, read 4,719,807 times
Reputation: 863
Quote:
Originally Posted by dintymoore View Post
An old postcard. looks like a Renault behind the '56 Chevy:


This one isn't old, I don't think, but it's always strange to see palms with snow:


You can find all kinds of pics here:
Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing (http://www.flickr.com/ - broken link)
Even then there was a Walgreens!!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2009, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Tucson
42,835 posts, read 82,185,141 times
Reputation: 22814
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdtoaz View Post
Even then there was a Walgreens!!
If it makes ya happy, it's gone now. I had a summer job once downtown and was kind of glad it was there. Should you need something of that nature, there’s no place to get it from anymore.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Tucson
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

¬© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top