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Tucson's Iconic Neighborhoods
In 1913, a portion of the federal Camp Lowell site, between 5th and 6th Avenues and 12th and 13th Streets, was deeded to the state for the construction of an armory. The first armory in the state of Arizona was constructed within the confines of what was originally called Military Plaza, and is now called Armory Park, and opened in 1914. The masonry structure, with its castle-like towers, featured a basement rifle range, a main floor with hardwood floors for military drills as well as practice by University of Arizona basketball players, and an upper floor with offices. In the 4930s, the Boy Scouts camped in the park for their annual "camporee," and during World War II soldiers used the facilities for dances before going overseas. A new armory was later built elsewhere in Tucson and the building in Armory Park was demolished in 1975.
The old neighborhood Barrio Viejo consists of Tucson's 19th century homes and commercial buildings. In the 60's & 70's, much of the neighborhood was bulldozed to make way for urban redevelopment, including the Tucson Convention Center.
In the 80's & 90's, this was home to a diverse community of working-class people from America, Europe, Africa and Asia. The arrival of the SP in 1880 changed Tucson from a hopelessly impoverished, dusty little Mexican village in the middle of nowhere to a growing Southwestern city. Barrio Viejo is located just south of the Convention Center.