Monday, April 22, 2013
Doors in the Barrio
The other day we took a tour around the oldest neighbourhood of Tucson, known as the barrio. A dozen years ago this area was mostly crumbling adobe buildings dating from the 1800s. Some were occupied but many were in grave need of restoration. We toured some beautifully restored homes as well as some newer ones that are built to fit into the streetscape. Some of the buildings are still derelict but it's turning into a very cool place to live. The houses are narrow but the yards go way back and are really lovely. Next time I'll show you some of the yards, but today here are a few of the front doors that caught my eye.