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Tin Town: What it is and how you can visit

Posted at 5:51 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 16:00:19-05

It began as a market near the University of Arizona, but in the early 1980's the market closed.

That's when a Tucson couple saw their chance to make a home and so much more. 

Tin Town was purchased by Pat Homen and Gary Afseth in 1982. 

They dreamed of turning the store into their home and within a few years had won an award for restoration and creative adaptive reuse. 

The couple bought the surrounding land and began to turn the property into a Western Mining Town.

"With an emphasis on historic integrity, and attention to detail that is second-to-none, Tin Town is an expression of the owner’s lighthearted yet respectful thought of the lost ingenuity of the craftsmanship of the tools and machinery of the old west," their website says. 

Tin Town is located near the University of Arizona and downtown Tucson.

It is open by appointment and appointments can be made by calling 520-869-3470.