Sixth & Toole Excavation

In preparation for downtown-area revitalization projects, Tierra was hired by the City of Tucson to survey, test, and excavate a property at the intersection of 6th and Toole Avenues within the Tucson Warehouse Historic District. Archaeological and archival research revealed that this parcel was first used as a distribution and storage center after 1880 when the railroad arrived in Tucson and represents early industry in the area. This project allowed researchers a unique window into industrial and commercial life in early Tucson. In partnership with the City, Tierra was able to complete the project in a timely manner while also furthering our understanding of the city’s rich heritage.