El Encanto Tucson Historic Neighborhood
El Encanto Tucson Neighborhood Homes With Descriptions, Pictures & Maps
El Encanto Tucson Historic Neighborhood lies between East Fifth Street and Broadway Blvd. Immediately west and north of El Con Shopping center.
El Encanto Tucson was started in the late 1920’s by W. E. Guerin. El Encanto was one of the first subdivisions to break from the city’s gridiron layout. Guerin provided architecturally distinctive single-family homes placed on six diagonal and circular streets and cul-de-sacs.
When created, El Encanto was on eastern edge of the city. Tucson has grown around it. El Encanto is now considered centrally located to the City of Tucson.
The El Encanto Tucson neighborhood is bordered East Fifth Street on the north, East Broadway Boulevard on the south, Country Club Road to the west and North Jones Boulevard to the east.
Over the years, few changes to the original land plat. Most residential lots are larger with over 16,000 square feet. Not bad for being in a major city.
The architectural is dominated by Spanish Colonial Revival homes. Other styles include the Pueblo Revival, Eclectic Revival and Sonoran home styles. Around1941 ranch-style homes made their debut.
Southwest architecture is found in nearby Colonia Solana and other nearby neighborhoods. However, the elegant and formal landscaping make El Encanto Tucson neighborhood very distinctive.
Most of the original plantings have been replaced with low maintenance greenery. However, the Mexican fan palms planted along the streets in 1929 and orginal saguaros are still there. These majestic trees serve as distinct boundaries for the El Encanto Tucson neighborhood.
El Encanto Tucson remains an noted example of early Twentieth Century community planning. It became the sixth Tucson neighborhood to be designated as a Residential Historic District in 1988. This designation has help to protect the area and maintain much of its original character.
Park Place Mall Tucson is close by and offers shopping, dining and theaters.
Today, homes may sell well above $500,000.
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