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Framed by East 6th Street, North Campbell Avenue, East Broadway Boulevard and North Park Avenue, Rincon Heights in Tucson is a neighborhood with quite a long history. The area was first known in the 1880s as Drake’s Addition, which at the time was just a collection of plots.
The very first structures were built in the 1920s pre-Depression era. These structures featured either a regional or a California architectural style, with outer walls made from brick and inner walls made from wood. A couple years later, a water and sewer system was installed and the roads were graded. With the arrival of the Great Depression, construction came abruptly to a halt, but restarted in the 1940s with the construction of the neighborhood’s east end.
Homes built after World War II still followed the California architectural style, but were considerably larger compared to the pre-Depression era homes. The most recent constructions in Rincon Heights are concrete apartments buildings from the 1980s and can be found in the far west side of the neighborhood.
For those enamored with history, some corners of Rincon Heights still display a stamp reading “WPA 1938.” WPA stands for Work Project Administration, a government program once responsible for building roads. 1938 reflects the year the Rincon Heights neighborhood was paved.
Today, Rincon Heights residents enjoy many nearby amenities. Ironhorse Park offers a playground for children and nice walkway ideal for both strollers and bikers. The Aviation Bikeway features a bike path about 17 miles long, and originates at the cul-de-sac at the end of Park Avenue, just south of Broadway Boulevard.
For sport fanatics, the Frank Sancet Stadium just off East 6th Street offers college baseball games in the summer. University of Arizona students, on the other hand, get to enjoy a student recreation center offering a plethora of sports and activities, as well as a heated outdoor olympic-sized pool.
Rincon Heights also organizes a yard sale and block party each year. Residents, neighbors, and friends get to enjoy music, food, and refreshments during this annual event.