Barrio Libre

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Barrio Libre
Barrio Libre (taken on 27Aug2012 16hrs6mins8secs).jpg
Building in Barrio Libre in 2012
LocationRoughly bounded by 14th, 19th, Stone and Osborne Sts., Tucson, Arizona
Area77 acres (31 ha)
Built1885 (1885)
Architectural styleBungalow/craftsman, Queen Anne, Sonoran Adobe
NRHP reference No.78000565[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 18, 1978

Barrio Libre is a neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona notable for its existence as a relatively unchanged 19th-century Hispanic neighborhood of close-packed row houses. Houses in the barrio are typically adobe with very plain detailing, reflecting the area's history as a district of townhouses for Mexican ranching families. The district includes more than 200 contributing structures, with relatively few non-conforming buildings. The district is bounded by 14th and 18th streets to the north and south, and by Stone and Osborne to the east and west. Meyer Avenue runs through the center of the barrio.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 18, 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Fisher, Tim (September 26, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Barrio Libre". National Park Service. Retrieved 27 June 2015.

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