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Historic Open House

April 30th, 2013 by Betty Ross

-Miracle Mile 2013Neon Mile  & Tour

Friday, May 10, 2013,  at 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Starting point:  Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile

The 6th Annual Historic Miracle Mile Open House & Tour will take place on Friday, May 10, 2013, starting at 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. This year the FREE event will feature historic and revitalized resources on Miracle Mile between the Oracle Road intersection and Fairview Avenue.    This special evening will include history lectures;, tours of the Ghost Ranch Lodge historic cactus garden; tours of historic properties, and a celebratory a celebration of the lighting of the iconic Wayward Winds Lodge neon sign, salvaged, restored, and re-installed on Miracle Mile; and a.  After the sign lighting, join us to explore the a guided, flashlight tour of the Evergreen Cemetery after dark to learn about some of Tucson’s notable  people laid to rest there.   there, and how the cemetery evolved in the face of Tucson’s growth.  Monterey Courts, the host for this year’s event,  will be hosting the event as well as will be celebrating their its 1st anniversary as an adapted historic resource with music, cake, and much more!   Join us to All are invited to celebrate both the history and ongoing revitalization of the Historic Miracle Mile area and its ongoing revitalization.

5:30PM  Lecture: Historic US 80 and Miracle Mile, by Demion Clinco, President, Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. GHOST RANCH LODGE
6:15PM  Lecture: Sign-O-Rama, by Carlos Lozano, founder of Vanishing Tucson. GHOST RANCH LODGE
5:30PM & 6:15PM Guided Tour of the Ghost Ranch Lodge historic cactus garden. GHOST RANCH LODGE
7:00PM – 7:30PM The historic Wayward Winds neon sign lighting, WAYWARD WINDS LODGE
8:00PM.  Evergreen Cemetery tour after-dark tour, starting from the Monterey Court. MONTEREY COURT
7:30PM – LATE live music and entertainment. MONTEREY COURT

Event information will be available at Monterey Court, as well as a chance to visit the artists’ studios.   and café.  storic motor courts will include the Monterey Court, adapted as artists’ studios with cafe; the always popular renovated Ghost Ranch with its fabulous garden; and the Wayward Winds serving as the Gospel Rescue Mission for women and children.

This free Open House and Tour is a collaborative effort of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, Ward III, City of Tucson, and businesses and organizations in the Oracle/Miracle Mile area.

For more information about the event, visit www.preservetucson.org
and click on News & Events, or contact Linda Mehall, Ward III, at (520) 791-4711, or Linda.Mehall@tucsonaz.gov.

Neon Mile Historic Open House & Tour