El Encanto Tucson Historic Neighborhood

A Tucson Historic Neighborhood

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el encanto tucson historic neighborhoodEl Encanto Tucson Historic Neighborhood lies between East Fifth Street and Broadway Blvd. Immediately west and north of El Con Shopping center.

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El Encanto neighborhood began in the late 1920’s by W. E. Guerin. The development broke away from the city’s gridiron layout by putting homes on diagonal and circular streets and cul-de-sacs.

When created, El Encanto was on eastern edge of the city. Tucson has grown around it and is now part of the central City.

The El Encanto neighborhood is bordered by 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.

Spanish Colonial Revival archecture is prominant in El Encanto. They blend with the Pueblo Revival, Eclectic Revival and Sonoran home styles. Ranch-style homes made their debut around 1941

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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 $700,000.

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