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glass slide, dated August 26, 1926. From the New York State
Education Department, Visual Instruction Division. Negative No.
"Arizona. Near Tucson. Home of
Harold Bell Wright; Cacti and Other Desert Vegetation"
(Photo courtesy Robert Lewis.)
Wright probably got more involved in the civic affairs of Tucson
than any other city that he lived in.
He built a large home eight miles east of Tucson.
That home is still standing and can be seen at the Southeast
corner of East Speedway Blvd. and North Wilmot Road.
The home, now in the Arizona Register of Historic Places, is
surrounded by nice suburban homes on streets named after Wright’s books
and fictional characters. Lawrence
V. Tagg would like you to know that the photo on the back of the dust
jacket of his
biography of Wright is not the correct home.
You can see photos of Wright’s actual home in the postcard
section of this web site, under Tucson.
The University of Arizona at Tucson Library contains most of the manuscripts of Wright’s
sermons, plus other important Wright documents.
Click here for catalog of HBW Collection.
here for an excellent feature story with photos,
The Novelist Who
Shaped The City, Harold Bell Wright's Tucson Legacy Combines Eastward
Sprawl With Desert Passion, By James
L. Sell, from the Tucson Weekly, November 09, 2000.
of Love: Oliver E. Comstock and Tucson's Tent City, by Dick Hall,
Journal of Arizona History, 1978. More excellent information on
Wright in Tucson.