Popular Sam Hughes Home & Neighborhood Tour returns after hiatus
After a 3 year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association is hosting their popular Home & Neighborhood Tour on Sunday March 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for the self guided tour include 11 residences and other neighborhood highlights, including Joe Pagac’s lovely mural on the west side of the Himmel Park pool. See photos below, courtesy of Dan Chavez (neighbor) Photography.
Mural at Himmel Park pool by muralist Joe Pagac
“The Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour is a much-anticipated event that showcases the one square mile neighborhood via a self-guided tour. As the city’s largest historic neighborhood, it enjoys wide popularity throughout and beyond the city. This year’s tour features eleven residences/gardens/studios, three new eateries serving complimentary samples, music and art, activities in Himmel Park and Q&A’s.
Tour is Sunday, March 26, 11am-4pm. The price is a pre-pandemic, inflation-busting $30. Go to samhughes.org for more information and to purchase tickets.”
One of the homes to be on the SH Home Tour
All info at www.samhughes.org. You can also buy tickets at Arte de La Vida, 37 N. Tucson Blvd.,just north of Broadway Blvd. Warning: tickets have sold out in the past.
Sam Hughes neighborhood is between Campbell Ave. and Country Club Rd., and between Speedway Blvd. and Broadway Blvd. in midtown Tucson.
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Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014.
Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter.
She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).
This SHNA Home Tour has sold out. Pickup ticket/tour brochure with map on March 26, starting 10 am at tent in parking lot, north side of Himmel Park, along E. 1St St. Info at http://www.samhughes.org.