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Cultural Resources Inventory

“Rock Art, Ranch, and Residence: Cultural Resources in the Town of Oro Valley and Its Planning Area” is a comprehensive historic resource survey performed by William Self Associates and completed in 2010.  The inventory concludes with general recommendations for long-term planning by the Town of Oro Valley, and specific recommendations for a second phase of the inventory. The second phase will include the preparation of a preservation plan based on the inventory, and the expansion of public outreach to more fully engage the Oro Valley community in the identification and protection of its many cultural resources. The inventory also showed that the study area, which includes the Greater Oro Valley area, holds two important examples of architect designed residences from the first half of the twentieth century, and at least four post–World War II subdivisions that may be eligible for the National Register as residential historic districts.

The Historic Preservation Commission is in the process of designing an outreach program to inform residents of older neighborhoods of the benefits of receiving a historic designation as well as providing them with education on how to apply.

View more information on Historic Architecture in Oro Valley.