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This pair of tiny Spanish Revival cottages in Tucson’s Sam Hughes neighborhood date from the mid-Twenties, and are among the earliest works of the noted local architect Josias Joesler.  In partnership with the developers John and Helen Murphey, Joesler would eventually produce some of Tucson’s finest Spanish Revival designs.  Here the architect demonstrates an early mastery of Spanish Revival iconography, using not only the inevitable archways and tile-capped parapets, but also curvilinear wing walls and landscape walls that increase the apparent size and sculptural interest of the structures.  While later work would find Joesler working with larger budgets and far richer materials, these tiny homes, with their obvious budgetary restrictions, provide an equally convincing resume of the architect’s spatial skills.