What Tucson needs: More shady arcades

What Tucson needs: More shady arcades

Tucsonans are drawn to shade like moths to a flame. So it is a mystery why more buildings downtown don't have arcades where pedestrians can duck out of the noonday sun. 

The old Pima County Courthouse, designed by Roy Place in the 1920s, is built around interior arcades that allow the public and employees to keep their cool.

The west side of San Augustine Cathedral

The west side of San Augustine Cathedral

Wells Fargo Bank on North Stone Avenue

Wells Fargo Bank on North Stone Avenue

North Fourth Avenue

North Fourth Avenue

Maynard's downtown, part of the train depot on Toole Avenue.

Maynard's downtown, part of the train depot on Toole Avenue.

Trees along South Scott Avenue form an arcade, of sorts.

Trees along South Scott Avenue form an arcade, of sorts.

The stone age survives in Tucson

The stone age survives in Tucson

Ramon's and the pride of ownership

Ramon's and the pride of ownership