Message #392:

From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG

To:   Matthias Giessler

Subject: Tucson's Historic Built Environment Tour

Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 19:17:36 -0700

From: Laurel M. Cooper

Dec. 28 is not yet full--but I'm more concerned about later tours. Would be
great since it benefits a resource available for archaeologists working on
historical material.

Contact:  Laurel Cooper, 327-7235,
    or Mary Kay Dinsmore, 621-4639, Dinsmore@u.Arizona.EDU


Architect Josias Joesler designed Tucson landmarks such as Broadway Village
and St. Philip's in the Hills Church. Tours including those places and
other Joesler designs will be led by R. Brooks Jeffery, Curator of the
Arizona Architectural Archives, on December 28, 1997, January 25 (Superbowl
Sunday) and March 22, 1998, and by special arrangement for groups. The
tours, each limited to 25 participants, benefit the Arizona Architectural
Archives, housed in the College of Architecture at the University of Arizona.

The mission of the Arizona Architectural Archives is to raise awareness of
the integral role of the built environment in our region. The Archives
collects, preserves, documents and disseminates records pertaining to the
architectural development of southern Arizona. The Archives operates
without state support and relies on donations to maintain its program of
public service and scholarly research.

Swiss-born Josias Joesler (1895-1956) was one of Tucson's most prolific
architects. Although he used a variety of architectural styles, he was
responsible for popularizing the Spanish Colonial Revival style in Tucson,
as well as most of the early residences in the Catalina Foothills Estates.

The Sunday tours include a buffet brunch and transportation in a mini
coach. Tours meet at 11 am at the newly-renovated Hacienda del Sol Guest
Ranch Resort and end there at 3 pm. Advance registration is required. The
cost is $50, of which $15 is a tax-deductible contribution. For more
information, contact Desert Paths Tours at 327-7235 or