El Presidio Photo Tour - Three Galleries
In traditional adobe style, the Inn's main house is centered around a zaguan, or wide center hall, with soaring 17-foot ceilings. The hall aided circulation and effectively cooled the many rooms that emanated from it. This is now El Presidio's living room, an inviting mélange that reflects the cultural heritage of Territorial Tucson.
Innkeeper Patti Toci has furnished the home with an extensive collection of Americana. Collecting antiques has been a hobby for the more than 20 years. Patti has welcomed travelers from across the country and around the world who come to savor their gracious oasis in the desert and to explore every nook and cranny of their fascinating Victorian adobe home.
The Presidio's courtyard is the unrivaled focal point of the inn and a frequent site for weddings. Its 20-foot walls and adobe outbuildings help define it as an outdoor living space rather than just a backyard or garden. The courtyard and gardens have been restored with meticulous attention. The bricks for the courtyard were handpicked from a 130-year-old hospital wing. They laid cobblestone and brick walkways and planted flowers and shrubs that were popular in the 1880s.