Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Spanish Face of Marker
Erected by Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation, Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission, and Arizona Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arizona, The Presidio Trail marker series.
Location. 32° 13.158′ N, 110° 58.484′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from South Granada Avenue. Touch for map. It is located in the Tucson Convention Center complex, located at 151 South Granada Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ochoa Street (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackson Street (about 700 feet away); Convent Street (about 700 feet away); Main Avenue (about 700 feet away); Congress Street (about 800 feet away); Plaza de la Mesilla (about 800 feet away); Meyer Street (about 800 feet away); McCormick Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
Regarding Sosa-Carillo-Frémont House. This building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 3, 1971.
Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House is #8 on the Presidio Trail Walking Tour.
The description reads:
“This house museum was once owned by the Sosa-Carrillo families; the oldest part of the structure was built as early as the 1850s. It was briefly used as the residence of members of the family of General John C. Fremont, who was appointed the Territorial Governor in 1878. This Sonoran row house contains an excellent example of a zaguan, a central hall leading from the front to the rear yard. The mission fig in the courtyard was probably planted in the 1700s.”
1. Leopoldo Carrillo
I am a great-granddaughter of Leopoldo Carrillo. I have such gratitude for all he has done for Tucson and it's early days. I was heartbroken, as many family, friends, neighbors and Tucsonans with the disaster of Urban Renewal. It wasn't until my adult life that I began to learn the importance of the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House. My father and many of his brothers and sisters were born in that House. Like Lalo Guerrero sang "You can take the barrio away from a person. But you can't take away the person from the barrio." I pray each day that the Arizona Historical Society and Anne Woosley, the Director realize how very, very important the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont
Editor's Note: Thank you for sharing some of your family's history related to this marker. If you have any historical photographs of the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House, we would be honored to feature them on this marker page.
— Submitted August 8, 2010, by Maria Y Jacobs of Tucson, Arizona.
Categories. • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,912 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on May 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.