The Historic Y is a haven for creative professionals. My freelance editing business has flourished since I became a tenant, and I feel an overall boost in my quality of life. The owner and staff deserve great credit for turning this space into a vibrant community.

Erin Wilcox
Wilcox Editing Services

The Historic Y is managed with a respect for its unique history and importance in the community. One feels the unique ambiance, a vibrancy and aliveness and strong sense of place and community, as soon as you enter the doors.

Nanette Robinson
Executive Artistic Director
ZUZI! Dance Company School & Theater

The Historic Y is the perfect place to be inspired by other conservation-minded desert dwellers! I find it is good nutrition for my mind to be in this lovely Historic Y!

Skye Siegel
Project Director
Desert Dwellers’ Center (DDC)
Tucson Audubon Society

The Historic Y makes one feel as though they have arrived home, a respected place of history and heritage with a feeling of yesterday. We are privileged to be a part of this family of tenants with a sense of inspiration and respect for each other and their cause. We are thankful for a landlord and staff with a passion to maintain the value of the Historic Y which creates in each of us a great respect for this place, its meaning and purpose.

Dennis Bergquist
Dir. & Program officer
The Southern Arizona Council for International Visitors

I feel privileged every day to work… within The Historic Y. This is more than a building. This beautiful place provides us a unique atmosphere of collegiality and solidarity that one can find in few other places… it is a true community gathering place and one that fosters real progressive change every day.

Melanie Emerson
Executive Director
Sky Island Alliance

I feel proud to be an integral part of the work that the people of The Historic Y do as we support their efforts by maintaining a clean, welcoming, and interesting place to work and visit … I [and all of the staff of The Historic Y] appreciate the opportunity to work in such a great environment in which we can work with other great people, learn skills that we can use for a lifetime, and promote and maintain such a historic icon of Tucson.

Joe(y) Schwanz
Property Manager Emeritus
The Historic Y

My first visit to view The Historic Y was met by a tenant who told me it was the best place she had ever been, “The Landlord will bend over backwards to see that you are happy here.” We are now in our seventh month at The Historic Y and everything she said is true and then some. He listens to suggestions and is genuinely concerned that we have what is needed. As a result my enrollment has nearly doubled and the students are happy and love to come to classes.

Philip G. Bennett
Artistic Director
The Bennett Theatre Lab

The owner and staff of The Historic Y are always looking to do good things for the building and the neighborhood. The staff is wonderful at keeping the building nice, responding to and interacting with tenants, and taking care of problems; and, most importantly, the community of tenants is fantastic. I love it here.

Kevin Dahl
Program Manager
National Parks Conservation Association

The owner of The Historic Y] has a great respect for the building itself and the history it holds… He is especially expert at cultivating a feeling of respect and support among the tenants of the building by sharing his knowledge and resources as well as encouraging strong communication among the residents… [He] understands our artistic vision and offers expert advice on how to develop it. We honestly could not imagine a better landlord and partner.

Joseph McGrath
Artistic Director
and Cynthia Meyer
Associate Artistic and Managing Director
The Rogue Theatre

photo: Shawn Burke