El Rio—Name Origin

In the 1930's a subdivision called El Rio Park opened up between Grande and Silverbell, west of what was known as Barrio Hollywood. ‘Soon the entire district was called El Rio, which included Barrio Hollywood as well as a cluster of houses north of Speedway surrounding El Rio Golf and Country Club.’"

For more information about Barrio Hollywood see the neighborhood association website.

The City of Tucson provides information about El Rio Center, opens a new window amenities, location, hours, contact information, and more.


El Rio Center, opens a new window | The Official Website for the City of Tucson, Arizona, opens a new window

Sheridan, Thomas E. Los Tucsonenses: The Mexican Community in Tucson, 1854-1941.

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