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Tom & Louise, 1904-1911
Around the Neighborhoods

Perhaps the most happy moments in Louise and Tom's relationship took place during their late spring and late summer annual trips. Travel to escape the overbearing heat of summer in Tucson was common, and the couple toured in Mexico, California and around the west in general. They lived the good life in southern California. One area particularly enjoyed by Louise was Mission Cliff Park in San Diego. It had a rock fountain surrounded by a circle pond leading up to the fountain from four directions. The gravel walks were lined with wooden benches, flanked by palm trees, blooming flowers, rose and camellia bushes. The report back from their April 1911 trip to California was that the weather was warm and sunny. Louise felt well. Unfortunately, the good times were coming to an end.

The West University District was built out with a wonderful, eclectic collection of architectural styles. A typical streetscape of Territorial dwellings in West University had windmills and water tanks.

Above is a home built in the tradition of the Chicago School
Above is a home built in the tradition of the Chicago School.

These two homes exhibit the Mission Revival and Territorial styles. This is the corner of Fourth Street and Third Avenue.
These two homes exhibit the Mission Revival and Territorial styles. This is the
corner of Fourth Street and Third Avenue.

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