Archaeological Excavations of the Hooper Warehouse, the Tucson Sampling Works, and the Southern Pacific Railroad Clubhouse, Historic Block 95, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona

Editor(s): J. Homer Thiel

Year: 2010


The results of archaeological testing and data recovery to mitigate the impacts of construction associated with the Plaza Centro project, a private development with support from the City of Tucson, are presented in this report. A survey and archival study (Diehl 2005) indicated that Historic Block 95, AZ BB:13:809 (ASM), once contained the Southern Pacific Employees Club, a facility built and used in the early twentieth century, as well as other buildings.

Archaeological testing was recommended to explore the extent and nature of any surviving cultural deposits, with immediate data recovery should significant subsurface archaeological resources be encountered at site AZ BB:13:809 (ASM). The discovery of outhouse and planting pits, along with the brick foundation of the clubhouse, led to a recommendation that data recovery proceed. Fieldwork began on 20 October 2009, and was completed on 2 November 2009. A total of 36 person-days was expended in this effort. William H. Doelle, Ph.D., was the Principal Investigator, and J. Homer Thiel served as Project Director. All project forms, photographs, and artifacts will be curated at the Arizona State Museum (ASM) under Accession Number 2009-699. The project was conducted under ASM permit 2009-128ps.

The archaeological data recovery program was successfully implemented. Therefore, Desert Archaeology recommends that development of the Plaza Centro project proceed as planned. Additional local and compliance information can be found in the Compliance Summary section in the front matter of this report.

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Archaeological Excavations of the Hooper Warehouse, the Tucson Sampling Works, and the Southern Pacific Railroad Clubhouse, Historic Block 95, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 08. J. Homer Thiel. 2010 ( tDAR id: 448333) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8448333

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min long: -110.976; min lat: 32.213 ; max long: -110.954; max lat: 32.232 ;

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Contact(s): Desert Archaeology, Inc.

Contributor(s): Allison Cohen Diehl; Michael W. Diehl; James M. Heidke; Ralph Koziarski; Christine H. Lange; R. Jane Sliva; Douglas Taron; J. Homer Thiel; Patricia Castalia

Principal Investigator(s): William Doelle

Project Director(s): Homer Thiel

Landowner(s): City of Tucson

Prepared By(s): Desert Archaeology, Inc.

Submitted To(s): Department of Urban Planning & Design

Record Identifiers

Desert Archaeology Project No.(s): 09-135AO

City of Tucson Contract No.(s): 09-30

Arizona State Museum Permit(s): 2009-128ps

Accession Number(s): 2009-699

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