December 22, 2017

Miracle Mile Recognized on National Register of Historic Places

Retro hotels and neon signs recall a bygone era.

Tucson Inn hero (ONE TIME USE) The iconic sign of the the Tucson Inn on Drachman Street. (PHOTO: Jude Ignacio, Gerardine Vargas via Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation)

The Miracle Mile District is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

The area bounded by Stone Avenue, Drachman Street, Oracle Road and Miracle Mile is marked by historic hotels and neon signs reminiscent of a bygone era.

The area includes what historians call "iconic examples of roadside architecture."

The listing on the National Register of Historic Places means federal tax credits are now available for the rehabilitation of buildings in the area.

Miracle Mile Boundaries View larger VIEW LARGER A map of the boundaries of Miracle Mile, now on the National Register of Historic Places. (PHOTO: Courtesy Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation)
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