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Barrio San Antonio is an older neighborhood near the downtown area of Tuscon. A small neighborhood, only a half-mile square, it is located between Aviation Highway and Kino Parkway.

Most of the housing was built in the 1920s and 1930s and are mainly brick and adobe with ranch style houses. Landscaping is primarily cacti with Palo Verde trees and mesquite trees. The occasional yard has grass, but keeping yards green in the Desert Southwest can prove to be challenging in the summer heat.

It was nicknamed “the Lost Barrio” by the Park Avenue business owners because they thought other Tucson residents forgot the neighborhood. This really was not true, but the name stuck.

When strolling down Park Avenue, one will find artisan shops and many long-time merchants. Dotted in between, there are specialty restaurants serving fragrant dishes.

Two schools lie at the west end of Barrio San Antonio. Students needing education help attend Accommodation Middle School and Project M.O.R.E. when it is not possible in a regular school setting.

At great place to visit is the De Grazia Galley in the Sun. Artwork from famed Southwest artist Ted De Grazia is displayed here. During the 1950s, De Grazia lived near Tucson, and once the town grew too close to his isolated home, he and his wife moved to the foothills.

De Grazia started the gallery to display his art. It is located in the National Historic District. Visitors can find the gallery on 6300 N. Swan Rd. in Tucson, Arizona. The gallery also sponsors yearly events like La Fiesta de Guadalupe where visitors can celebrate Mexico’s patron saint with music, dance, and food. Admission is free, but donations are accepted and go to the Community Food Bank.

Barrio San Antonio is rich in Hispanic culture and worth visiting when in Tucson. People will enjoy this little part of Tucson.

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