Fort Lowell – Adkins Steel Property Monitoring

The Adkins Steel property, acquired by the City of Tucson as an addition to Fort Lowell Park, contains remnants of the Officers’ Quarters and other elements of historic Fort Lowell as well as features from the underlying prehistoric Hohokam village known as the Hardy site. Through an Intergovernmental Agreement, Pima County sponsored a plan to stabilize and interpret the extant ruins. Implementation of the plan required monitoring during stabilization activities, the demolition of post-fort era buildings and structures, restoration and construction work on the Officers’ Quarters, and excavation related to site preparation and grading. The features located during monitoring, including an artifact-filled privy pit associated with the fort-era occupation of Officers’ Quarters No. 3, provided new insights into the historic occupations of the parcel.


  • Completion Date: March 2015
  • Location: Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
  • Type: Monitoring
  • Compliance Level: Local
  • Lead Agency: N/A
  • Client: Pima County
  • Report Citation: Technical Report No. 2010-03