Barrio Libre

Roughly bounded by 14th, 19th, Stone and Osborne Sts., Tucson, Arizona

Photos 

GENERAL STREET VIEW LOOKING SOUTH ON CONVENT AVE. FROM INTERSECTION OF SOUTH CONVENT AVE. AND WEST KENNEDY ST.

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

It is a Hispanic working-class residential neighborhood with a scattering of corner grocery stores and small commercial establishments. The area covers approximately 12 blocks located immediately south of Tucson's downtown business district. Buildings range in age from 50 to 100 years, most of them designed and built by the original property owner. Sonoran-style flush-fronted, contiguous adobe rowhouses predominate, but transitional Sonoran structures incorporating Anglo design elements, some unembellished Victorians, and a handful of simple Spanish Colonial and Mission Revival style buildings demonstrate the neighborhood's ability to meet changing design standards and concepts of site utilization. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 18, 1978
Reference number
78000565
Architectural styles
American Movement: Bungalow/Craftsman; Victorian: Queen Anne; Other architectural type; Sonoran Adobe
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Hispanic; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
ca. 1885; 1900
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 193
Non-contributing buildings: 7
Non-contributing objects: 3

Tags 

19th Century (36,828)
Adobe (574)
American Movement (6,254)
Arizona (1,451)
Brick (42,459)
Built during 1880s (6,253)
Bungalow/Craftsman (3,341)
Hispanic heritage (78)
House (27,038)
Pima County, Arizona (168)
Queen Anne (5,088)
Tucson, Arizona (102)
Victorian (19,697)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2018: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • May 12, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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