Winterhaven Neighborhood

The unique community of Winterhaven was developed between 1949-1961 by developer C. B. Richards, who sought to emulate the environment and architectural aesthetics of the Midwest. The neighborhood is characterized by wide curving streets, dominant green lawns, non-native trees, and a park-like Midwestern flavor. The sense of community is fostered by the annual Festival of Lights, a popular Christmas light display. Among 265 examples of modern Ranch style residences, there are four distinct ranch style subcategories: Traditional, Modern, Minimal, and Transverse. Many were designed by Anne Jackson Rysdale, among the first female architects practicing in Tucson and Arizona.