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Tucson Warehouse & Transfer
Tucson, AZ
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Most travelers to Tucson are familiar with the Tucson Warehouse & Transfer building located in downtown Tucson. Built in 1918, the 16,000 square foot four story building has been a landmark location for many years.

Tucson Warehouse & Transfer sign close-up
Tucson, AZ
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According to this Arizona an Arizona Daily Star article, the company's history goes back to 1892 when this business was called the Pioneer Transfer on Stone Avenue and Pennington Street.. The company moved to this present location in later years.

 

Tucson Warehouse & Transfer sans top of truck
Tucson, AZ
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The most eye-striking sight of the building is the big neon sign that also used to features an image of a Mayflower truck. The Mayflower truck reflects back to the time when the company was the local agent for the Mayflower Company. Unfortunately, the top of the sign, and most of the truck image, broke off and fell during a storm in 2002. The sign still stand, albeit sans the Mayflower truck, though the wheels still show.

 

In the late 2000's the business and building became threatened by redevelopment nearby with the Downtown Links project proposing a roadway that would cut off access for incoming trucks as well as slicing off part of the warehouse and parking. However, the City has shown a willingness to work with the business by moving the roadway to allow trucking access to the location. 08-13

Tucson Warehouse & Transfer Company
Tucson, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

 

 

For more information, see:

Arizona Daily Star: Old Warehouse Survives
Endangered Architecture

 

 

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