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Property Name Casa Juan Paisano
Reference Number 13000545
State Arizona
County Pima
Town Tucson
Street Address 3300 East Camino Juan Paisano
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 7/31/2013
Areas of Significance Community Planning and Development, Architecture
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Casa Juan Paisano is being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places at the local level of significance under Criterion B, for its association with both John and Helen Murphey and Criterion C, for architect Juan Worner Baz's introduction of Mexican Colonial architecture to Tucson's architectural landscape. The home was built by and for John and Helen Murphey, among Tucson's most prolific and influential real estate developers, during productive years in which they continued to influence and direct Tucson's urban expansion. The property was occupied between 1961 and 1990, with the Murphey's residing at Casa Juan Paisano until their deaths.


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