J. Knox Corbett House
The J. Knox Corbett House is currently closed to the public.
The J. Knox Corbett House, an elegant two-story, stucco-covered brick structure built in the Mission Revival style, was completed in 1907 by David Holmes. Its primary residents, the Corbett family, lived in the home for fifty-six years. J. Knox Corbett and his wife Lizzie Hughes Corbett built the house on Main Avenue, next to the Stevens House. Petra Stevens, Lizzie’s aunt and godmother, appealed to Lizzie to live near her and gifted the adjacent land to the Stevens property. In its heyday, the Corbett House served as a social hub: the family enjoyed hosting parties, clubs, and civil meetings for many years.
La Casa Cordova
La Casa Cordova is currently closed to the public.
La Casa Cordova, one of the oldest buildings in Tucson, is home to the seasonal exhibition El Nacimiento. It is an excellent example of a Sonoran row house, a common building style in the late nineteenth century. La Casa Cordova, along with El Nacimiento, an elaborate diorama of the birth and life of Christ, is open seasonally.
The (Edward Nye) Fish House, now part of the John K. Goodman Pavilion of Western Art, dates to approximately 1868. It originally was a unique “L” shaped house made with adobe blocks and stucco. The Fish House currently houses the Museum Store and the TMALearn! Creative Space.
The Romero House, believed to have been built in 1860, has undergone numerous alterations and is now home to the Romero House Potters ceramics studio. It is believed that part of the Presidio wall is incorporated into a section of the house. The property is named for Leonardo Romero, one of the original owners of the property.
The Stevens/ Duffield Houses are located west of the Main Museum building and are connected to the Edward Nye Fish House. Today, they serve as gallery spaces and the home of the Museum’s award-winning restaurant Café a la C’Art. Interestingly, both of the properties and their original owners of the buildings have intriguing, intertwined histories.