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Tom Marshall took this picture ~1925 of Mrs. Baxter and her staff in Mrs. Baxter's University Square beauty shop. I got my first perm in the first station.
Tom Marshall took this picture ~1925 of Mrs. Baxter and her staff in Mrs. Baxter's
University Square beauty shop. I got my first perm in the first station. Mrs. Baxter's
daughter said that Mrs. Marshall was very helpful to her mother's business. TKM

The back of the University Square In the 1930's - the buildings continued to be a popular place for students and townspeople/
The back of the University Square In the 1930's - the buildings continued to be a
popular place for students and townspeople. As you can see there were drainage
problems with the unpaved back lot. My father read the water meters, supervised
needed repairs and collected rents. I remember going up on the roof to help him check
for possible leaks. Another photo of the back of University Square on a rainy day. IP

The back of the University Square could be a busy place.
The back of the University Square could be a busy place. Mail trucks shared
space with ice cream trucks, metal containers behind the dry cleaners building
and all other deliveries. IP

The College Shop Park Avenue at Second street. Many additions have been made to the original University Square stores.
The College Shop Park Avenue at Second street. Many additions have been
made to the original University Square stores. This one was built for "The College
Shop" a woman's clothing store. It is now leased to the University for offices. Arizona
Historical Society Building is to the right. IP

The College Shop's letterhead "For Smart Young Women"
The College Shop's letterhead "For Smart Young Women"

Aerial view 1954 The campus looked much the same as it had before WWII.
Aerial view 1954. The campus looked much the same as it had before WWII. The
Blake house, built in 1892, was still on the comer of Park and Second. In the foreground,
between Fourth and Sixth Streets was still a neighborhood of small homes. On campus,
new brick buildings (BPA and Humanities) had been built across from the Engineering
and Agriculture buildings. The first phase of the Student Union had replaced the 1902
Dining Hall. A great change had taken place on the Polo Field in 1946, (upper right).
The quonset-hut housing for returning war veterans and their families can be seen in the
distance. The person the University employed to manage the village was my Uncle Fred
Croxen. Photo courtesy Special Collections, University of Arizona Library

Mac's under construction in 1959. Ivan Peters photograph
Mac's under construction in 1959. IP

University Drug Store, 1950s

The University Drug Store, circa late 1950s. IP

View images of University Square taken in 1990 and 2007

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