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Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association, Tucson, Arizona

Monthly Meeting of the SHNA

The next monthly meeting of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association will be held March 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Himmel Park Library. 

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

2019 Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tour - Set for Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour is set for noon to 5pm on Sunday, March 31. This self-guided tour, held every other spring, is the major fundraiser for the largest historic neighborhood in Tucson. This year's tour consists of 21 venues, 11 of which are private homes. In addition to music and art, you will be able to sample the fare or enjoy refreshments in some of our new eateries and businesses, and also see plans for three new developments. Our last tour sold out, so we don't recommend waiting until the last minute.

The Sam Hughes neighborhood is one-square mile east of and adjacent to the University of Arizona. Street parking is plentiful. The ticket/brochure, which includes descriptions of all venues and a map, is $30.* There are three options for purchase:

1) By credit card on this page (see below). You must pick up your ticket/brochure (which includes map) in the parking lot just west of Himmel Park Library (1035 N. Treat Ave.) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of the tour.

2) By credit card or cash/check at Arte de la Vida (37 N. Tucson Blvd. --- open M-Sat. 10-5) At this location, for sale only from March 20 to March 30.

3) By credit card or cash/check in the north-side parking lot of Himmel Park on the day of the tour from 10 am. to 3 p.m.

*Tickets are $20 for current Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association members using options 2 and 3 (two per household). Go here for membership application.


Number of Tickets



Photo credit Dan Chavez



2017 Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tour

The Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour was held Sunday, April 9, 2017. This popular walking tour of a midtown historic neighborhood contiguous to the University of Arizona has been conducted approximately every other year for decades.

This year's tour featured 10 residences and gardens, music and art, a lecture by Senator Steve Farley about Mid-Century Modern homes here in Tucson, new and/or interesting businesses, and other points of interest in the one square mile historic neighborhood bordered by Campbell Ave. and Country Club Road and Speedway Blvd. and Broadway Blvd.

Photo by DChavezPhotography


2015 Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tour

The Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour Committee is happy to report that the 2015 tour was held Sunday, April 12. The self-guided tour included residences, gardens, a museum/gallery, a historic church, unique businesses, and activities in Himmel Park. Several venues offered complimentary refreshments.

Arizona Daily Star article

Tickets were again just $20 with a discount for Sam Hughes Association members.  Pre-tour ticket purchase was available at Arte de la Vida at 37 N. Tucson Blvd.  Plentiful tickets were available the day of the tour in front of Rincon Market, 2513 E. 6th St.

Proceeds went to support the many varied activities and projects in the neighborhood.  This year a large portion of the proceeds went toward enhancing amenities at Himmel Park.

This long-standing tour, conducted every other spring, has proved to be immensely popular and draws from locations quite a distance away, including other states. We hope you enjoy touring the kind of neighborhood we think there is a longing for today.  For more information, call 323-7891 or 795-6095.

2013 Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tour

Sam Hughes Historic District encompasses one square mile bordered by Speedway/Broadway and Country Club/Campbell. This 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!

Arizona Daily Star article Sun 3-24-13.

2011 Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tour

2011 Home TourThe Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association, a National Historic District, presented the 2011 Home Tour on Sunday, March 13.  Boundaries are Campbell Ave./Country Club Blvd. and Speedway/Broadway.

The neighborhood, adjacent to U of A and anchored by Rincon Market and Himmel Park, featured a variety of home styles, gardens, artist studios, and new neighborhood businesses. Proceeds from the tour will go to neighborhood projects.  Proceeds from a raffle will be divided among Himmel Branch Library, Literacy Volunteers of Tucson, and Tucson Alliance for Autism --- all of which were on the tour.

2009 Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tour

Self-Guided Walking Tour Hone Tour 2009

5 Private Residences & Numerous Points of Interest.

2007 Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tour

Home Tour 2007Self-Guided Walking Tour

We featured seven private residences and six "points of interest. We would like to thank the following homeowners:

Kathy Wilhelmi, Don and Robby Laidlaw, Andy Powell and Jason Gallo, Miguel Fuentevilla and Sonya Sotinsky, Steve Wilson and Patricia Lebensohn, George and Gracie Wilcox, and Jonathan Rothschild and Karen Spiegel.

And the following other participants: Party in a Pinch, David Yetman, Galleria La Sirena, Ned and Su Egen, Paul Cizek (Rincon Market), Scott Cummings (Bob Dobbs and Rosati's), Tom Peloso, (Arizona Flower Market), Roseanne DeCesari (principal, Sam Hughes School), and Libby McWhorter, graphic designer.

2002 Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tour

8 Private Residences & Numerous Points of Interest

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