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Annual Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Meeting
The Annual Meeting will be held January 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Sam Hughes Elementary School. Everyone is urged to attend.
Sam Hughes Maps
December 20th, 2014
The 2015 Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tour
The Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour Committee is happy to announce that the 2015 tour will be Sunday, April 12 from 12-5. The self-guided tour will include residences, gardens, artist studios, new restaurants and businesses, as well as other venues that represent the incredibly diverse offerings in our one-square mile historically-designated neighborhood, the largest in the city.
Tickets will again be just $20 with a discount for Sam Hughes Association members. Ticket-purchase information will be available on this website by late March. Proceeds go to support the many varied activities and projects in the neighborhood. This can be a walking/biking tour, but there is also ample on-street parking.
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.
If you would like to see the experience our tour offers, please see our Home Tour page for a quick look-back at previous tours.
Kgun 9 on Himmel Park Library Beautification Project
20 Story Building proposed for Speedway & Campbell
There was a presentation and Q&A by developer representatives at the SHNA Board Meeting on August 19, 2014.
Click below for Pdf documents.
New Sam Hughes Garden Tour T-Shirt
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.
Major neighborhoods approved for repair.
Major Streets approved for repair in Tucson
Sam Hughes Summer Swim 2014
In appreciation of our members & in support of Himmel Pool. Members, bring your 2014 SHNA "Certificate of Membership" (CofM) to Himmel Pool
FREE ADMISSION with your 2014 SHNA CofM (up to 2 adults and their children)
*Himmel Pool is located at 1000 N Tucson Blvd. / Phone 520-791-4157.
*** THIS NOTICE IS NOT A "CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP" ***
Tucson Historic Preservation Award 2014
Congratulations to Mary Durham-Pflibsen, Recipient of a 2014 Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission Awards. Mary was awarded a Historic Preservation Award for her work on the Citizen Task Force of the Broadway Corridor Project.
Himmel Park Beautification Project 2014
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 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.
The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association says "THANK YOU" to the Tucson High Magnet School Orchestra and their director Cayce Miners. Download their 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!
Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors
Neighborhood Committee Members & other Volunteers
Al "Computer Dude" Guevara
Garden Tour Committee