Corporate and governmental buildings, hotels, eat-in establishments, and bustling public areas, such San Jacinto Plaza, can all be found in downtown El Paso. Spanish Colonial paintings and European masterworks are on display in the El Paso Museum of Art, and tours of the Plaza Theater's restored 1930s interior are available. The Union Plaza neighborhood hosts a farmers' and craftsmen' market every Saturday throughout the year.
El Paso historian James Day claimed that the primary commercial district of downtown was previously located between Second Street and San Francisco Street. Later, Santa Fe and Stanton Street served as the principal commercial thoroughfares. Most of the white Americans who lived there in the late 1800s did so in brick homes along Magoffin, Myrtle, and San Antonio streets, to the north of the non-white neighborhoods. Chihuahuita, or "little Chihuahua," was a neighborhood with a significant Hispanic American population. It was situated south of Santa Fe and west of Second.
The name El Centro refers to El Paso's historic retail district, which has long been the hub of downtown activities. El Paso Street, which runs all the way to the border and has a vibrant culture, is the face of El Centro.
This 90-minute self-guided walking tour starts at the 1910 E. San Jacinto Plaza building in the southwest corner. Howard post timepiece. The tour takes you on a stroll by famous historical buildings and locations, some of which have historical markers. To access the audio version of this tour, download the Visit El Paso app.
Downtown El Paso, A half-day excursion is recommended to the historic Mission Trail neighborhood on El Paso's far east side to see three really old churches that date back to the 1600s and 1700s. Some of them are still regularly used for services. Each church has a sign outlining the lengthy history of that specific mission that may be found in front of it. Although this is always subject to change, the missions are still owned by the Catholic Church and are typically open during the day. You can obtain a free copy of this tour at either the El Paso International Airport or our Downtown Center on San Antonio Street. An audio version of this tour is also available on the Visit El Paso App.
Downtown El Paso is a vibrant place, and changes will come as they should. Our downtown area has grown over time to include districts that are as diverse as the residents drawn there. Both the activity and the people who frequent these five districts—El Centro, Union Plaza, Las Plazas, the Office District, and the Government District—define them. The neighborhoods that make up Downtown El Paso have been molded by factors like trade, culture, community, and historical conditions.
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