03 March 2010

A Tucson Neighborhood Named after Dessert!

This home, circa 1800's, is in the historic Pie Allen neighborhood. I was walking near 4th Avenue and this house was on Hoff Avenue near 8th. The area is named after John "Pie" Allen, a man who was famous for his delicious dried apple pies (fresh fruit was not in supply year round). He was also a regional entrepreneur and ran trading posts and post offices from Bisbee to Wickenburg.


  1. That area of town looks very interesting--is there any street parking nearby?

  2. YES! It's just off of 8th Street and Hoff also has parking. It's a nice neighborhood for a walk and it's close to all the fun shops on 4th Avenue.