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The Santa Catalina Apartments, 1903
Standing on the Corner ... of Euclid and First

745 East First Street, built in 1901 as Tucson Tubercular Sanatorium
Pictured above is 745 East First Street, built in 1901 as Tucson Tubercular
Sanatorium, it was one of the many sanatoriums northeast of the city. In city
directory it is also spelled sanatarium. This picture is reproduced from one of Tom
Marshall's 4"x 5" glass negatives, dated 1911. The street between this building and the
Catalina apartments is Euclid Avenue; to right is the Catalina apartment's hedge. TKM

745 East First Street in 2007.
745 East First Street in 2007. Many years ago the porch was enclosed and a second
floor added to the back, and renamed the Elite Apartments. The house to the left was
also built in 1901. These two buildings were never part of the Foucar-Marshall properties. PPS

The Santa Catalina Apartments in 1911 in 1911. The post and pipe fence was removed and an 18 inch concrete retaining wall was added when the street was graded and lowered by two feet in 1906.
The Santa Catalina Apartments in 1911. The post and pipe fence was removed and an
18 inch concrete retaining wall was added when the street was graded and lowered by
two feet in 1906. The apartments will be 35 years old before the street is paved. In
1924/25 a mission-revival style duplex will be built on the lot to the right. The address for
this duplex will be 819 and 821 East First Street. TKM

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