Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected 1985 by Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
Marker series. Arizona, The Presidio Trail marker series.
Location. 32° 12.983′ N, 110° 58.397′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on South Meyer Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 380 South Meyer Avenue, Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cushing Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Tiradito (about 400 feet away); Carrillo Intermediate School (about 500 feet away); McCormick Street (about 700 feet away); Convent Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stone Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carlos Ygnacio Velasco House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sosa-Carillo-Frémont House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
Regarding Teatro Carmen. Teatro Carmen is #13 on the Presidio Trail Walking Tour.
The description reads:
“This adobe building named for the wife of its builder, Carmen Soto Vasquez, has an interesting and checkered history. Opened in 1915, it began as a theater devoted to staging dramatic works in Spanish, then it became a movie theater, boxing arena, garage, and Elks Lodge.”
Also see . . .
1. Carmen Vásquez (b. 1861, d. 1934). Carmen Soto de Vásquez, founded Teatro Carmen, a Spanish-language theatre in Tucson's barrio. It became the most elegant theatre of its era from 1914 to 1922. The theatre provided a venue for the performance of outstanding Spanish language literary productions as well as operas, musicals, and melodramas. This colorful building still stands in one of Tucson's oldest barrios. (Submitted on January 2, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
2. El Teatro Carmen. Photos and historic summary (Submitted on July 17, 2010, by Howard Paley of Tucson, Arizona.)
1. Teatro Carmen
This theater was featured in "Boys on the Side" with Whoopi Goldberg.
— Submitted January 2, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Hispanic Americans • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,885 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on May 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.