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The residential El Presidio National Historic District dates from 1775 and is one of the oldest inhabited areas in the United States. It is named after the Spanish Presidio de San Augustín del Tucson, a fort which protected the early settlement.

The district includes a Hohokam American Indian site dating from about 700 A.D. to 900 A.D., and most of the original Spanish fort.

El Presidio National Historic District incorporates many different architectural styles, including Spanish-Mexican, Anglo-American, and Eclectic.

Directions: El Presidio National Historic District is located just north of downtown Tucson, bounded by West 6th Street, West Alameda Street, North Stone Avenue, and Granada Avenue.

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  • Updated Aug 7, 2012
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