Nelson “Nicholas” Van Alstine was born to a Dutch family on Aug. 7, 1816, in Canajoharie, N.Y.
Katharine M. Drexel was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 26, 1858.
The road from Tucson to Mount Lemmon was named for a man whose national and local contributions include starting airmail and creating the Saguaro National Monument.
The man who brought steaks to legendary local restaurant Li’l Abner’s — and served seven terms on the Pima County Board of Supervisors — is remembered with a road named for him on the far northwest side.
A florist with a penchant for land ownership and a knack for transforming the desert into an oasis named a northwest-side street that bears the name of the city of his birth.
The west-side St. Mary’s Road is named in honor of Tucson’s first nonmilitary hospital.
On the southwest corner of South Mission Road and West Ajo Way are streets named in honor of an early family that once owned the land.
Hiram S. Stevens, a successful businessman and politician, came to Tucson in 1856 after a stint fighting Indians in the New Mexico territory.
Grant Road once was divided into four streets, and DeMoss-Petrie Road was one of them.
John Grant was born on April 11, 1860, to George S. and Mary Jane (LeCoutre) Grant in Richmond County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. His parents, farmers from Cape Breton Island, endured a difficult life that included brutal winters shut off from the outer world by the Strait of Canso, wi…
On Dec. 25, 1889, the Arizona Daily Star ran a story about happenings at St. Mary’s Hospital, then a little more than a mile west of Tucson. “The old building about 100 yards northeast of the hospital, formerly the novitiate, has just been remodeled and extensively repaired for an asylum for…
A north-south road that runs through much of Tucson’s north side pays quiet tribute to the area’s rich dairy farming history.
Streets in a subdivision on Tucson’s far east side remember several people who served under President Abraham Lincoln, including Andrew Johnson, who would become the nation’s 17th president.
Wrightstown, now an east-side road, once was an actual town.
The man who helped build one of Tucson’s most significant institutions, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, is honored with a street named after him on the base.
The street named after Solomon Warner may be small, but his impact on Tucson was large.
A south-side Tucson street name bears the alias of outlaw Billy the Kid.
In 1929, John and Helen Murphey built a Spanish colonial-style ranch they called Hacienda del Sol. It opened as a private boarding school for girls.
McCormick Street, which is downtown just north of the Tucson Police Station, honors Arizona’s second territorial governor.
Ina Road (which should be pronounced Eena) is named in honor of the woman who homesteaded the area and was the first director of physical education for women at the University of Arizona.