D: Carrillo Elementary School

440 S Main Ave Tucson

The Turquoise Trail/D: Carrillo Elementary School
Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum
Written By Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum

To the south across Simpson St. stands this red-tile-roofed elementary school. Built in 1930 in the Mission Revival style, it was named for Mexican businessman Leopoldo Carrillo, the developer of Carrillo Gardens, which were located near the La Pilita Patio and El Tiradito Shrine. It is well-known for its traditional Christmas presentation, Las Posadas, a parade of students re-enacting the time Mary and Joseph were searching for a place for Mary to give birth to Jesus.

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The Turquoise Trail

D: Carrillo Elementary School

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