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“Focal point of Downtown” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pima County Courthouse

Pima County Courthouse
115 North Church Avenue, Tucson, AZ (El Presidio)
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Ranked #91 of 268 things to do in Tucson
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Escondido, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Focal point of Downtown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Fun to see courtyard and take photos of light and shadow, and admire beautiful tile dome

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Tucson, Arizona, USA
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“Historic building”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Lovely and very old construction. Occassionally there are events in the central park behind the courthouse.

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Tucson
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“Pima County Courthouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Beautiful architecture and easy access to offices.

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Tucson
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“Great example of Spanish Colonial architecture”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Tucson is a city of architectural wonders that include some of the best examples of Spanish Colonial designs anywhere in the United States.

The Pima County Courthouse, built in the Spanish Colonial style, presents a stark contrast to the rest of its immediate surroundings. Located at 115 North Church Avenue, the mauve color with pinkish hues stands out immediately. Also striking is the Moorish influenced, ceramic tile covered dome.

Walking under the arches and into the courtyard from Church Street seems promising, but the lack of running water in the courtyard fountain leaves a starkness about that area that could potentially change by reintroducing the water element. There is a sense of incompleteness. Areas of the courthouse are dirty and covered in grime. A little bit of clean up would go a long way in showing off the beauty of this building.

Visited December 2011
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“Beautiful Mosaic Tile Dome and Good View from Walkway Above Arches”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

The beautiful mosaic tiled dome of this building is worth a look and some photos. For additional photos of the dome and the area surrounding the Courthouse, a nice vantage point is from the walkway above the arches leading to the building's courtyard, accessible by steps at the far left of the arches.

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