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Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources

Archive photo of an old Steam Pump Ranch building and water tower.

The purpose of Oro Valley's Historic Preservation Program is to facilitate public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the Town’s historic past, promote better awareness of its architectural and cultural history, and foster civic and neighborhood pride so that future generations will have the opportunity to appreciate and understand Oro Valley's unique cultural heritage.

Oro Valley's efforts to preserve its history is documented each year in an annual report.

The Historic Preservation Commission provides the historic perspective and review for the Town of Oro Valley and meets monthly to provide input and direction.  It also sponsors an annual historical expository writing contest for fourth graders in Oro Valley.

NEW!  2017 William Adler Historical Expository Writing Contest (pdf)

• Contest is open January 9, 2017 through April 3, 2017


Oro Valley Historic Preservation Brochure

Read the cultural and historic resources guide to learn more about Oro Valley’s history.

Oro Valley History - Videos