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 looking into the westside, untold stories of the people 1900-1997opens a new window.

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

Sources:

El Rio Centeropens a new window | The Official Website for the City of Tucson, Arizonaopens a new window

"looking into the westside: untold stories of the people 1900 - 1997opens a new window." Through our Parents Eyes.

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


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