Sam Hughes Neighborhood National Historic District

Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association, Tucson, Arizona

The Monthly Meeting of SHNA

The regular monthly meeting of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association will be held on May 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Himmel Park Library.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise announced, Board Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Look for minutes of recent meetings on the Minutes/Agendas page.

Sam Hughes Maps








Saturday April 19th , 2014

Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association, Tucson, Arizona


Himmel Park Beautification Project

This is a project initiated by three residents of the Sam Hughes midtown neighborhood: Denice Blake, Betty Guarraia, and Susan Peters. In an effort to meet our objective to spend a small amount of the resources from the biennual home tour, we first came up with four guiding principles that would ultimately benefit midtown neighborhoods: high visibility, aesthetic appeal, education, and collaboration. To meet those objectives, we have selected Himmel Park Library for external beautification.

Why this project?

The library is a brick structure that anchors the popular midtown Himmel Park.  The building itself has very recently undergone interior remodeling.  The 52-year old library, the oldest branch in the Pima County Library System, is extremely well-used at approximately 25,000 door entries per month.  The library sits on a corner with all four sides visible from two streets. See the rest of the Himmel Park Beautification story...




A Garden Tour through Sam Hughes National Historic District was Held

Presented by Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association on Sunday, April 6, 2014.

The Garden Tour was a self-guided walking tour (approximately a two mile loop to visit all sites on foot). The Sam Hughes neighborhood is bounded by Speedway/Country Club/Broadway/Campbell. The neighborhood is named after Sam Hughes Elementary School, a historic property built in the Spanish Eclectic Style. The neighborhood school still serves as the heart of this vibrant historic community.

Proceeds from the tour benefit the endeavors of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association. The tour featured 7 private residences, 2 public properties, and a demonstration site for the Sam Hughes Neighborhood "first in the nation" neighborhood phenology trail. Phenology is the study of the timing of plant and animal life cycles.

The garden tour's title sponsors, Solar Solution AZ, LLC, 520-471-1866 and Oasis Water Harvesting, 520-234-7681, were available during the garden tour to answer all of your solar energy and rain water harvesting questions. The gardens and outdoor spaces featured a variety of elements including water harvesting, solar, water features, xeriscape, hardscape, a backyard chicken coop, raised beds, a certified wildlife habitat garden, a hummingbird garden, gazing balls, outdoor cooking areas, and use of color, sculptures, and recycled materials.

Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Members attended free of charge!

Sincere appreciation to the homeowners who so graciously opened their gardens and to our sponsors:Solar Solution AZ, LLC and Oasis Water Harvesting. Also the volunteers who gave their energy and time, Sam Hughes Elementary School Principal Janet Jordan, supporting donor Rosati's Pizza, and the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association.





2014's ANNUAL EVENT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association says THANK YOU MEMBERS for your support.

The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association says THANK YOU to the following Deals and Discounts participants for their participation in this year's annual event.

Baskin Robbins
2648 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 327-6451

The FiX Az's Mac n Chz
943 E. University Blvd. #115
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-305-4493.

The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association says "THANK YOU" to the Tucson High Magnet School Orchestra and their director Cayce Miners. Download their Pdf file PDF File , then make a tax-credit donation to Tucson High Orchestra. They appreciate every dollar!

We hope you had fun and we look forward to seeing you soon!




The New Sam Hughes Garden Tour T-Shirt

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Item Description: Hanes Tagless T-shirt. 100% cottton, natural T-shirt with front-side green logo. One small and one large left. $10.00. Quantities are limited.  Click here to visit the T-Shirt Store.




Sam Hughes 2014 membership renewal card




2013 Sam Hughes Historic Neighborhood & Home Tour

This years "Sam Hughes Historic Neighborhood & Home Tour" was held on April 7th, 2013. The Sam Hughes Historic District encompasses one square mile bordered by Speedway, Broadway, Country Club and Campbell. (Map)

The popular self-guided tour featured homes, gardens, businesses and sample-serving restaurants. Unique this year were four alternative living arrangements that displayed the diversity of this mid-town neighborhood.

SHNA members were able to purchase tickets for $10 (half price). Just another benefit of being a paid-up SHNA member! See the Arizona Daily Star article called Walkable Sam Hughes on Sun 3-24-13.




2013 Annual Meeting

SHNA sends our sincere appreciation to:

Allegros  Rosatis

We thank Allegro Gelato and Rosati's Pizza for bringing gelato and pizza to the 2013 annual meeting. The gelato and pizza was enjoyed by our attendees. Visit them soon and thank them for supporting our neighborhood. Both of these eateries are part of the SHNA Deals and Discounts program. We thank them for their ongoing support.

Allegro Gelato: 446 N Campbell Ave, 520/207-1991

Rosati's Pizza: 1838 E 6th St, 520/622-2200

Thank You !!!




The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Held a Garden Tour on Sunday, October 21st, 2012

The self-guided tour featured eight private residences and two public properties. It included a demonstration site for the Sam Hughes Neighborhood's "first in the nation" phenology trail. Phenology is the study of the timing of plant and animal life cycles. The garden tour's Title Sponsor, Solar Solution AZ, LLC, 520-216-7198, was available at the garden tour to answer all of your solar energy questions.

The gardens and outdoor spaces feature a variety of elements including water harvesting, solar, water feature, xeriscaping, hardscape, raised beds, a rooftop view, hummingbird garden, gazing balls, outdoor cooking areas, use of color, sculptures and other unique features.

Tickets were $10 per adult. Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Member's tickets were FREE!  

Thanks to the homeowners who have so graciously opened their gardens, sponsor Solar Solution AZ, LLC, the volunteers who have given their energy and time, Sam Hughes School Principal Janet Jordan, and the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. 




Sam Hughes Thanks Allegro Gelato


Allegro Gelato
446 N Campbell Ave # 120

Allegro Gelato



On October 11th Allegro Gelato held a fund raiser benefitting the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association. A portion of the evening's sales were donated to the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association.

Members - Allegro Gelato is a Deals and Discount Participant; members receive a discount with their Certificate of Membership.

Allegro Gelato donated its artisan gelato made fresh with natural ingredients for the 2012 SHNA annual meeting.

 




September's Middle Ages/Renaissance Festival

September 28, 2012 - Friday

Sam Hughes @ Himmel – Middle Ages/Renaissance Festival

It was an evening of culture and merriment. There were 3 mini events put together to make one big event. We hope you didn't miss the fun!

  • Middle Ages Demonstration/Society for Creative Anachronism (S of Library)
  • Meet the El Rio Theatre Cast before the show (E of Amphitheater)
  • Play – The Taming of the Shrew, by W. Shakespeare (At Amphitheater)



Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association, in appreciation of our members & in support of Himmel Pool, announces
"Sam Hughes Swims"

Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Members swam FREE at Himmel Pool on Saturdays throughout June & July 2012.

SHNA hosted a Picnic Dinner for 2012 SHNA members June 23 and a Picnic Lunch on July 28.

Stay tuned for more special offers and benefits for SHNA members to come! To contact or join SHNA click on the appropriate button on this page.

Thank you to Bob Dobbs for providing SHNA with sandwiches at the June Picnic.



Jefferson Park Neighborhood Garden Tour

The Jefferson Park Garden Tour was held April 15,2012. Members of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association were admitted free upon presentation of their current Certificate of Membership.

For more information about this event go to www.jeffersonpark.info

You can still renew your 2012 SHNA Membership to take advantage of all the benefits of Membership. Click on the "Pay Dues" button at the top of this page to get started.

The Sam Hughes Neighborhood appreciates the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association for their work on the mini-dorm issue!




2012 ANNUAL MEETING WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association would like to THANK Jovert AKA The Tucson High School Steel Drum Band and their Director Khris Dodge.

The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association would like to THANK the following deals and discounts participants for their participation in this year's annual event.

Allegro Gelato and Ivan Lucchina for bringing Gelato Cups.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria and Jeff Spear for bringing the Pizzas.

Bob Dobbs and Nathan Scott for bringing Sandwich Platters.

The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association would like to THANK its members for their support.

We hope you had fun and look forward to seeing you soon!






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Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors
Rick Bell
President
Water Pump Committee & Membership

John O'Dowd
Vice President

Carolyn Classen

Gail Schuessler
Newsletter Editor

LuAnn Barr
Land Use

Janett Carbajal
Casitas on Broadway

Mary Durham-Pflibsen
Broadway Corridor

Bill Craig
Parkwise

Jim Head
Treasurer

John Wilder
Website

Philip Mueller
Secretary

Neighborhood Committee Members & other Volunteers
Denice Blake
Home Tour and Himmel Park Beautification

Betty Guarraia
Home Tour and Himmel Park Beautification

Susan Peters
Himmel Park Beautification

Al "Computer Dude" Guevara
Website

Garden Tour Committee
Mary Ellen Beaurain
Rosemary Hooper
CB Sleiman

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